Category Archives: ASD

Positive Assessment goes International

At Genius Within we’ve always ensured that our diagnostic assessments highlight strengths, as well as weaknesses.  This is really important, because you cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

What?  YES.

You cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

ALL neurodiverse conditions have strengths [see our infographic for more info].

When making a diagnosis, we plot all the different test results on a graphic and look for specific difficulties.  We can’t see difficulties, if there are no strengths!  The […]

Employable Me – The Power of Positive Assessment

Employable Me – BBC2

We’re hoping that you caught ‘Employable Me‘, a documentary on BBC2 last Wednesday 23rd. Don’t worry if you missed it….

– Episode 2 is on next week (weds, 9pm).

– You can catch up on the iPlayer (here’s the link)

The programme features neurodiverse adults, with hidden talents, who are not working and can’t get past the interview stages for employment.  Nancy Doyle, our MD and Chartered Occupational Psychologist, works with the individuals to help identify […]

What’s working well in coaching: gaining control over the things that make you stressed

I thought I would take a short pause from encouraging you to make the most of your technology, to talk about Stress Management.

Stress can impact on everyone and can be something that can use up a lot of your concentration, especially if you are also gifted with Neuro Diversity i.e. dyslexia or dyspraxia.

The festive season can be a source of stress for people. There’s a lot to do and organise, between social events and Christmas parties and present buying, you […]

What’s working well in coaching: Using your iPad for flexible working

This series is going to be about getting the most out of portable devices. I am going to start with focusing on getting more from your iPad or iPhone.

A good way to make sure you have the latest copy of your documents on all of your devices is to use a cloud storage solution.

Cloud storage means that your documents are securely stored on a remote computer and can be synchronised to any device you connect to your account.  You can […]

Results from the Memory Genius Pilot so far….

Introduction

In 2014, Genius Within CIC were commissioned to deliver two pilot courses addressing the needs of prisoners with working memory difficulties.  Working memory is a fundamental intellectual process, which is affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, head injury substance misuse and more.  Your working memory usually allows you to remember between 5 and 9 things at any one time – for example if someone tells you a telephone number or a series of directions you will notice how many you can […]

My Asperger’s coaching programme

I received this lovely email from one of our clients, who wanted to outline the ways in which our coach had helped her.  I’ve changed the name and added two references, but I thought her voice provided such a clear and encouraging story I wanted to share (permission was granted).

My Asperger Coaching Sessions, by ‘Helen’

I had an Access to Work Assessment, as I was finding my office admin based work for a transport department difficult, and was concerned about losing my […]