While studying at university Chris was diagnosed with dyslexia.
The experience of completing a cognitive assessment was genuinely transformative for Chris. It gave him a framework to understand how he thinks and learns as an individual.
But like many learners, he was understandably frustrated that he had to wait until university to get it.
When he was growing up, no one was talking about neurodiversity and he had to figure coping strategies on his own.
Chris knew there would be learners like himself with hidden needs.
Learners who would either choose not to go to university or would not have the opportunity and how would they receive the same support in sectors with less funding and access to traditional cognitive assessments?
And from that idea, Cognassist was born.