Gorilla Tag assessments are a new approach in the field of cognitive assessment. Conventionally the assumption is that measurements of IQ will be predictive and that individual profiles of strengths, weaknesses and particular difficulties will remain largely unchanged. The focus is on the things people find hard to do, but not on what might be causing those problems and what can be done about it. Labels are often applied which assume lifelong difficulty.
Our innovative assessments are quite different. We combine conventional educational testing with tests of central auditory processing (listening and attention skills), visual processing (visual skills for reading, writing, maths) and motor processing (movement skills for sport, handwriting, drawing, hand-eye coordination). We also consider factors affecting emotional balance. We follow on with programmes which target the underlying causes of any difficulty and we expect profiles to change significantly in the long term.
Our initial assessment is a starting point only and we expect to see improvement using our programmes. Our regular review system monitors progress closely and provides support for changing needs.