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Brain Profiling: Identifying and responding to hidden learning needs

CognAssist CEO Chris Quickfall

Visionary Brain Profiling Workshop set to be a Highlight of 2018 AAC Event

Annual Apprenticeship Conference workshop on identifying and responding to hidden learning needs aims to inspire attendees to consider a different future for learning.

The AAC 2018 launches with a workshop in the Media Suite, 9.30am, Wednesday 21st March from CognAssist founder and CEO Chris Quickfall, on understanding how the brain thinks and learns.

The workshop aims to guide attendees through understanding neurodiversity and what brain profiling is.

Attendees will come away with ideas on how tailored learning strategies to support additional learning needs can also support enhanced Ofsted grades, access to funding and off-the-job training with one innovative solution.

CognAssist is a digital assessment tool that profiles the eight domains of the brain used for thinking and learning.

When a hidden learning need is identified, a bespoke library of coping strategies can then be populated based on the individuals’ profile.

Developed using leading ideas in neuroscience, CognAssist’s unique approach to tailored learning is positively impacting thousands of apprentices across the UK.

CognAssist CEO Chris Quickfall said:

“Everyone should have a cognitive passport that can be carried with them throughout life. From school, to higher and further education and even in the workplace, your teachers, trainers and employers should all be able to respond appropriately and adapt to your needs because they have visibility of your cognitive passport, so that you can achieve your full potential. If you can give someone a better understanding of how their brain works then they can make better decisions in life – ultimately, improving their quality of life.

“The brain is more unique than a fingerprint, a concept known as ‘neurodiversity’. Using our innovative brain profiling tool, we can provide an accurate and ‘robust assessment’ for determining if an individual has an additional learning need, which can then be responded to with bespoke coping strategies.

“This provides an innovative solution to current challenges facing the apprenticeship sector. The test results support the drawdown of LSF1 funding, which is £150 per learner, per month. The coping strategies and interventions count towards the new 20% off-the-job training rule and reports produced by the system provide evidence that this training has taken place and that tailored support for additional learning needs is being provided.

“The potential socio-economical environmental impacts of brain profiling are huge. Not only will individuals be able to achieve their full potential with tailored learning strategies, but the knock-on effect of increased retention and achievement rates in apprenticeships will lead to increased national productivity and prosperity.”

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