Farah Fairweather

Farah Fairweather is a strong assessment practitioner with a wealth of experience in undertaking psychological assessments for the purposes of determining adults SpLDs and cognitive functioning.

She is also a fully qualified user of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Version IV (WAIS IV), which is the gold standard assessment of cognitive ability and general intelligence.

Specialist areas include:

• Assessment of cognitive functioning and capacity to litigate within Family and Criminal Court Proceedings (Mental Capacity Act, 2005).
• Determining Neurodiverse conditions such as: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD screening and Dyscalculia (Specific Learning Difficulties).
• Making recommendations for professionals (i.e., within Legal and Local Authority) who work with vulnerable persons to maximise cognitive functioning throughout court proceedings.
• Recommending reasonable adjustments to support individuals’ both within workplace and education or training arrangements.


Completed diagnostic assessments and reporting for number of private and public organisations including Local Authorities, Legal Firms, Commercial businesses and Charities (I.e., British Dyslexia Association, Genius Within, KPMG, Christies & Co). These have been produced in accordance with the British Psychological Society Guidelines for Expert Witnesses and SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC 2005).

The reports extensively cover:

• Assessment of cognitive functioning and capacity to litigate.
• Literacy Attainment to determine the presence of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia or low cognitive functioning.
• The impact of cognitive functioning and any potential impairment on their day-to day abilities.
• Recommendations for reasonable adjustments to be made to support individuals with learning difficulties during court proceedings, parenting assessments, examinations and the workplace.

Courts or Tribunals: Criminal and Offending, Education, Employment, Family Court

Age groups: Adult

Psychological Specialisms: Learning Difficulties, Mental Capacity

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