An assessment is something that you take with you as you change and develop. Consequently it is important that you become a partner in the process and that your views are represented together with my professional opinion. To make the process more dynamic I can produce a Learning Portfolio. This can describe what you have tried that has been successful and what you have tried that has been less successful. Doing this means you can keep adding to your Portfolio, as you move forwards, rather than 'reinventing your wheel'.
It might look something like this: 'I find it hard to concentrate on detailed work'.
It helps to – have a clear desk, to have a good light source, to listen to music.
It does not help to – work in complete silence.
I subscribe to the view people are disabled by their environment/contexts. My assessments will reflect this and any recommendations will be focused on adapting environments as well as explaining your differences in a way that others can understand. Using the term Learning Differences highlights your equality with those who experience Learning or Behaviour in another way. You are neither better nor worse just ‘Different’. I support developments in Equalities Legislation for Children, Young People and Adults.
I am networked with those who specialise in Complementary and Holistic interventions. This means that I am comfortable discussing these issues with you and helping you find appropriate professionals.
It is important to use the correct language to describe your diagnosis and your needs, but it is also important to explain and be clear.