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Getting assessed for your dyspraxia, getting help, disability allowance etc.

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Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:02 pm

My employer wants me to be assessed by Lexxic. Here's the link:

http://www.lexxic.com/3/solutions/15/di ... sessments/

Does anyone have experience of their assessments? I'm a bit bothered that they will use the standard, ultra specific questionnaire, instead of more open questions.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Tom fod » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:14 pm

From what it says on their site it looks like they are quite thorough.

Please do let us know how it goes.
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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:06 pm

I'm nervous. The standard questionnaire that I've seen a few times asks about things that I've never had problems with. I'm hoping that they take some history and ask more open questions.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Also, I have good and bad days with visual and audible memory, and distractions play a part. What if I'm having a good day and the test is done in an optimum environment?

I want to be understood; not to end up with misleading results.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Tom fod » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Hi again

I do agree those are legitimate concerns as I too like (or even expect) things to be thorough to the nth degree.

No reason why you can't have a check list of things/examples you want to tell the assessor about re typical bad days and what typically causes things to breakdown and how often. You might even consider something you could give him or her to take away for when writing the assessment report.

Because many of us have coping strategies that we are able to employ day to day that help, only we could worry about doing too well. Is it something you could email and ask them about?

Hope that is of some help/reassurance
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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:11 am

I don't know. I've written lists of all my issues in childhood and adulthood, and I'm hoping that I will have the chance to give this list to the assessor.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by otis_b_flywheel » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:39 am

I don't think a standard questionnaire is necessarily a bad thing, assuming it is followed up by a one-to-one assessment. I was assessed by Dyspraxia UK and had quite a lot of paperwork to do before meeting the assessor. This was hard going, but it got me thinking about issues that I hadn't realised were important in the assessment process e g having a high sensory profile. When I met the assessor she had read the questionnaire thoroughly and said that she felt that she already knew me quite well. I found that reassuring.
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Re: Lexxic

Post by Tom fod » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:58 pm

I found this re a previous poster asking re Lexxic
http://www.dyspraxicadults.org.uk/forum ... xic#p26113
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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm

I've read through. He/she never returned to say what happened! He/she had already been diagnosed elsewhere anyway, though.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Tom fod » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Helen

Sorry should have caveated it was one from the archives. It does at least show Lexxic have been around for at least a few years now.
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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Yes, good point.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Helenjohanna » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:02 pm

My employer won't pay for the assessment. I have contacted two people who assess. One replied very quickly. £775. I have emailed my CCG to ask if NHS services of this kind are available here. I don't know how all this works, but I'm hoping that they can say yes, then i can book a GP appointment and ask for it.

I did googling and there is occupational therapy for adults at Bedford Hospital, which is in my area. Does that mean I can be referred on the NHS?

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Andrew_S_Hatton » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:16 am

It might be worth seeking an opinion on how to proceed from Trade union.

It seems discriminatory to me - though I never got my employer to pay.

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Re: Lexxic

Post by Tom fod » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:14 pm

The other option might be Access To Work a Government Scheme that might meet some ot all of the cost of assessment and/or reasonable adjustment.
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