Everyone has natural abilities
which are different from skills and personality traits.
If you are not using our natural abilities, you can feel dissatisfaction, uncertainty, and stress.
When you are using your natural abilities, you experience effectiveness, efficiency, and personal satisfaction.
highlands will help you answer
these important questions
What do you do easily and well?
How do you learn best?
Do you prefer to study alone or in groups?
Are you compulsive about organizing your homework?
Do you think aloud or do you keep your thoughts to yourself?
What are your best employment options?
What future education should you consider?
How can you best contribute to your community?
When you understand your natural abilities you are able to express your strengths and challenges to employers, have clear direction about post secondary education, and lead more effectively in your community.
During Highlands, you will have the opportunity to learn about your abilities and interests and explore those abilities
in your real life.
How highlands works
Complete the online Highlands Natural Ability Assessment.
Participate in a group workshop or individual meeting to reflect on your results.
Explore next steps and make plans for the future.
Highlands utilizes the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB), a series of online work samples, as a resource to provide insight into your natural, innate abilities. Highlands testing is a battery of 19 objective timed work samples that you complete online. When you finish all the work samples, you will receive a customized report that reflects your abilities.
The HAB is unique in that it measures your abilities based on performance rather than perception. Exercises such as recreating designs from memory, manipulating blocks in space, and putting images in logical sequence are some of the virtual tasks you are asked to perform within a set amount of time. Results based on timed performance are far more reliable than results based on self-perception or personal opinion.