About Do-IT Profiler
Do-IT Solutions strives to be the global market leader in Neurodiverse screening and assessments by providing innovative, valuable and stable products that help both organisations and individuals to improve inclusivity, and enable each person to achieve their best self.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is neurodoversity?
Neurodiversity is, as the name suggests, a term which expresses the fact that every brain is wired differently and how the brain is different in every individual.
Originally used in the late 1990s in particular with those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is now used for a wider collection of conditions including dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD or Developmental Coordination Difficulties), ADHD and language disorders. The common factor with these “labels” is that they all use a series of traits to identify/diagnose the condition but you do not need to show all of those conditions to have that “classification”. This, of course, highlights that everybody is different – neurodiverse.
What is the Neurodoversity Profiler for?
Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler is suitable for individuals in the workplace, businesses and workplace assessors. It provides the person and the organisation/assessor with a better understanding of their strengths and challenges that could be associated with neurodivergent traits and conditions.
Why use the Neurodoversity Profiler?
The Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler produces an individualised report that provides personalised guidance, practical workplace tools and resources in the context of neurodivergent traits.
These may be associated with Dyslexia (reading, spelling and writing), Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (co-ordination), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (attention, concentration and impulsivity), Austism Spectrum Conditions or Disorders(ASC/ASD) (social, sensory, language and communication), Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Dyscalculia (Maths).
What is in the Neurodoversity Profiler?
The Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler contains modules that screen for neurodivergent and well-being strengths and challenges and workplace adjustment needs.
It produces an individualised report that provides personalised guidance, practical workplace tools (including the ‘work with me passport’) and resources in the context of neurodivergent traits.
How do I use the report?
The report can be used as a starting point for an individual to understand how to maximise strengths and minimise challenges; can be used to start a conversation with others in the workplace; or can be used to initiate further in-depth assessments if required.
Will it diagnose specific neurodivergent conditions?
A diagnosis of neurodivergent conditions can only be provided by appropriately qualified specialists. The report from Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler will confirm areas of strengths and challenges, and where appropriate, note similarities of the pattern of traits relating to conditions such as those associated with dyslexia, ADHD or dyspraxia/DCD.
The report can be used to discuss adjustments and support to be put in place in the workplace as a starting point for further in-depth diagnostic assessment.
How long will it take to complete?
It takes approximately an hour to complete all modules, but this depends on how fast the individual answers each question.
The Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler does not have to be completed all in one go. It can be completed in several sessions.
Is there a time-limit for access?
Individuals who complete the Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler can access their report, guidance and resources for up to 12 months after registering.
What type of device/operating system do I need?
The system works through your browser and should work on Windows, Apple and Android devices. To be accessible, the tests have sound files. A reasonably fast internet speed is needed to avoid frustration waiting for downloads.
We do not advise accessing the Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler on a mobile phone.
Founder and CEO - Professor Amanda Kirby
MBBS MRCGP PhD
Professor Amanda Kirby is very unusual and has the unique experience of straddling health, education, and the workplace.
She is a qualified GP and worked in adult psychiatry and stress management but changed her career when her 2nd child was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 3 years of age. Her experience and frustrations (at times) as a parent finding her way around the health and educational system led to her consequently starting up an interdisciplinary specialist centre for parents, and children in Wales more than 25 years ago in order to be able to provide practical robust support.
She is the chair of the ADHD Foundation and works closely with many other charities working in this area.
Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and an honorary professor at Cardiff University. She has clinical and research experience and founded and ran a transdisciplinary clinical and research team for 20 years relating to neurodiversity. She is a qualified GP and has a Ph.D. relating to emerging adulthood and neurodiversity. She has initiated and run a Masters in SEN programme.
Amanda is also the founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, a tech for good company that provides neurodiversity screening and web-based support tools for schools and for adults in education and employment.
Amanda has been on government advisory boards (e.g., Hidden Impairment National Group) as well as advising UK and international charities in the field of neurodiversity. This includes being a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, and Chair of Movement Matters UK. She is also the current chair of the ADHD Foundation and works closely with many other charities working in this area
She sits on the Professional Advisory Group for DWP relating to Disability Confident.
She has written 10 books and more than 100 research papers in the field and one of her recent books published in 2021: 'Neurodiversity at Work, Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce' won the Business Book Awards 2022 for EDI.
Amanda has been voted one of the top UK HR Thinkers in 2022 and won the lifetime achievement awards at the National Diversity Awards as well as being voted in the top 50 Diversity power list.
In 2023, she has been named one of: 'Think Women’s 40 outstanding global Women'; 'Top 33 UK Business Influencers'.
She has also been one of the UK LinkedIn voices as well as one of their first creators and has a following on her weekly newsletter of more than 75,000 followers.
She has new book for 2023 called 'Neurodiversity in Education' with authors Paul Ellis and Abby Osbourne.
Amanda has lived experience of neurodiversity first-hand, as she sees herself as neurodivergent as well as being a parent of neurodivergent children, and grandchildren.
Amanda’s passion to make changes in society and increase the chances of showcasing talents for neurodivergent children and adults, especially in work settings remains as strong as it was 30 years ago.
For more information or to purchase the Do-IT Profiler
For more information or to purchase licences to use the Do-IT Neurodiversity Profiler in your organisation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the form below to request a call back from us.