Cognassist was created with one idea in mind: to make sure no learner is left behind.
A personal story, scaled
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.
You’ll hear us say this a lot: we’re on a mission to make sure no learner is left behind. We’re passionate about creating a more inclusive world, reducing barriers to education and helping every learner reach their full potential.
Our ambition is simple: to create a world where cognition and neurodiversity are embraced. Where everyone can understand how they think and learn, make informed decisions about their future and improve their lives.
What’re we building? Education 2.0
What would it look like if educators fully embraced neurodiversity and a personalised learning approach?
Every learner would receive a digital cognitive assessment on induction to help them understand how they think and learn.
Tutors would have specialised training to talk to learners about their cognition, how it can affect their learning and how their cognitive profile can be their greatest asset in work and in life, wherever their strengths and needs lie.
Tutors would be able to make automatic adjustments to learners based on their cognitive profile from day one.
Digital resources could be tailored to learners’ stronger cognitive abilities to aid comprehension while also receiving support in areas where they may struggle.
Learners and tutors would work together to adopt new strategies and see what works for each learner and what doesn’t. Making learning environments more dynamic and flexible.
And we could see achievement rates sky rocket.
We’re on a mission to make sure no learner is left behind.
And we want you to join us.
Cognassist is home to a curious, compassionate and creative team, united behind the vision of a more inclusive world. If that sounds like your cup of tea, see our openings below.