Neurodiversity

Enabling diverse and talented thinkers

Neurodiversity including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autism affects up to 10% of the working population and can have a significant impact on performance if not understood or managed effectively. Conversely, clients who are well compensated tend to be high achievers and an asset to their organisations.

We have twenty years of experience assessing, training and supporting adults with neurodiversity and have proven success in making a big difference to clients and their organisations.

We offer insightful diagnostic assessments, needs assessments and strategy coaching.

Diagnostic Assessments are undertaken by qualified Psychologists and are useful if someone needs a full profile to understand their cognitive and attainment strengths and developmental areas. This may be particularly useful in education or employment so that the client is able to develop better coping strategies, which are based on their unique preferences.

Assessments may also be useful for people who need legal support in tribunal cases.

Work-based assessments look at the combination of your profile and your job role, and make recommendations for ‘reasonable adjustments’. It is not necessary to have a diagnostic in order to have a work-based assessment.

Our reports are written in easy-to-read, lay terms and we offer a follow up phone coaching service as part of our price to ensure that the strengths as well as the developmental areas are fully understood.

Strategy Coaching can be an excellent way of ensuring that you or your staff are fully utilising their neurodiversity strengths and any developmental areas are being quickly actioned.

Feedback on our coaching has suggested that people feel more aware of their strengths, are more confident and more successful in their roles as a result.

All of OPM’s assessors are fully qualified Psychologists with Chartership status, HCPC registered status and the relevant BPS certification in psychometric testing.

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Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 adults yet most of the information available focuses on children and on what people can’t do (the deficit model). My work with thousands of adults with dyslexia and neuro-differences has shown me the key to success is having practical strategies for weaknesses and an in-depth understanding of how to use your unique strengths.

This inspiring book will:

    • Enable you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and what to do about them
    • Give you different ways of viewing intelligence
    • Give you an understanding of how the brain works
    • Outline real-life case studies for a deeper understanding of how dyslexia affects others and what strategies they use
    • Explain how personality differences affect how you think, learn and work
    • Encourage you to take action, develop your confidence and achieve great things
I don’t know where to begin with explaining the love I felt with every page of this book. The author really broke down to me the differences in the dyslexic brain and how to over come barriers that I and my workplace had built. It was an emotional read, I saw myself and my coping mechanisms revealed in the pages and finally understood why. I came away with valuable tips and tools that have been working for me since then. This book has now been bought for my office library and I have recommended it to many of my colleagues and managers. What impressed me while reading this was how much time the author was taking to really understand elements of this neurodivergence and explain it to the reader. It was effortless to read and digest and I’m looking forward to reading it again and again. We are never too old to keep learning about ourselves.
As a dyslexic who has struggled for many years, without realising my condition, until in my late 40’s, it is great to have met this author who has provided a huge amount of support to me personally since then. Cheryl Isaacs really knows about neurodiversity, about dyslexia and is a real expert and professional in this specialist area. I have read her book and it is a very practical guide on strategies which can make a big difference in our day-to-day lives. Thank you Cheryl for everything and taking the time out to compile this valuable resource.
Jon K

To find out how we can help your work force, call us on 0845 544 2729