Significance of NAP™ Assessment
The NAP™ addresses performance gaps that have not sufficiently been addressed before
Based on research, business needs and future trends, the NAP™ fills performance gaps in agility constructs that does not sufficiently address the brain-based elements that impact how uniquely people learn, how they are talented and why some learn faster, easier and are more flexible than others, shedding light on issues such as learning problems, potential neurological processing hindrances and risk for human error – issues that has not sufficiently been addressed before.
Holistic neuroscience framework for performance optimization.
The construct of neuro-agility offers a clear framework for performance optimization from a brain-based perspective, which has not been offered in such an extensive manner before. The neuro-agility framework takes into consideration the interplay between the drivers that optimize brain performance and elements of cognitive flexibility. This has profound implications for people in education, learning and development, talent development and health and safety industries.
An interdisciplinary approach to mechanisms influencing mind-brain function.
NAP™ integrates neurophysiological understanding of the mechanisms that influence brain function from other scientific disciplines like education and psychology, which offers new insights, implications, and solutions to performance improvement professionals like teachers, lecturers, coaches, sports coaches, educational psychologists, remedial teachers, counselors, and people development professionals.
A holistic approach to drivers that optimize brain performance and brain health.
The holistic approach to drivers that increase the ease and speed with which people learn and think in the NAP™, offers fresh insights on elements that increase people’s overall brain fitness. This has novel implications for professionals responsible for mental performance optimization and/or brain health of others.
Neuro-design is a new construct for brain-based elements that impact cognitive flexibility.
The neurological design framework forms part of the holistic construct of neuro-agility. It is referred to as neuro-design. The neuro-design framework consists of various neurophysiological and cognitive elements that impact people’s mental flexibility. It is the most comprehensive, multi-dimensional framework yet, and has not been offered in such a holistic manner.
Brain agility has not been measured in formal assessments for adults.
Brain agility, referred to as brain fitness in the NAP™, refers to a person’s ability to cross the mid-line. This is about how well the lateral hemispheres of the brain communicate across the corpus callosum and process information simultaneously. Although mid-line crossing is a mechanism teacher, and specifically early childhood teachers, are very familiar with, brain agility has not been measured sufficiently in formal assessment for adults before, which offers new insights and solutions to professionals in talent selection, talent development, performance improvement, education, psychometry, and sports performance optimization.
New insights for understanding and minimizing an individual’s risk for error.
NAP™ indicates how the interplay between stress, fatigue, and people’s unique information processing style influence their potential risk for human error. Reducing risk for human error is essential in any situation where people do dangerous jobs, operate dangerous machinery, or have to make accurate split-second decisions during stress, to minimize or prevent mistakes, accidents and most importantly, save lives. This is crucial to industries like the military, manufacturing, mining, and competitive sport where 0 error is required.