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Autism Assessments

Assessment Summry

Child Assessment

Adult Assessment

1,900

£

1,750

£

A Child Autism Assessment consists of the following stages:
An Adult Autism Assessment consists of the following stages:

Completion of Screening Information

Completion of Questionnaires

ADI-r Interview with Parent/Carer 

Observation at a Clinic using the ADOS-2

Liaison with school/nursery

Team Meeting to Decide on Outcome

Detailed Report, Recommendations & Feedback

Child-Friendly report

Completion of Screening Information

Completion of Questionnaires

    Clinical Interview Online

 Observation at a Clinic or Online

Team Meeting to Decide on Outcome

An additional Summary report if you would like it. 

Detailed Report, Recommendations & Feedback

Child Assessments

Child Assessments

What to expect from a Child autism assessment with us

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1. Screening Information

The first step of our assessment process is to complete some screening information so that we can find out more about you and determine together if an assessment is the right next step. It's also an opportunity for you to ask more about our assessments and let us know of any needs or preferences you may have. This can be done on the telephone or via a form. 

2. Questionnaires

We will ask you to complete Questionnaires that screen for autistic traits and highlight your child's skills and strengths. Depending upon the age of your child, these may include the Autism Quotient (AQ), Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST), Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) and a strengths questionnaire. 

2. Parental/Informant Interview 

Using the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R), we will explore your child's developmental history and current presentation. We will discuss early milestones, verbal and non-verbal communication, play, friendships, interests and behaviours. This appointment lasts two to three hours and takes place online. Generally, children do not need to attend this meeting.

3. ADOS-2 Observation

We will use the (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) ADOS-2, which is a mixture of talking and task-based activities. This will be completed face-to-face with your child at one of our clinics.

4. Liaison with School

With your permission, we will ask your child's school to complete a questionnaire about their presentation in school.

5. Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Meeting

Once all the assessments are complete, an MDT meeting will be held to review all the information gathered. The information will be considered alongside the DSM-V diagnostic criteria to conclude.

6. Outcome & Feedback

You will receive a copy of the full report to read at your own pace. We will then arrange an online feedback meeting with a clinician you met previously to review the findings and discuss the recommendations for the 'next steps'. We also offer child-friendly and summary reports if you would like them. 

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Adult Assessments

Adult Assessments

What to expect from an Adult autism assessment with us

Watch our Video Guide
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1. Screening Information

The first step of our assessment process is to complete some screening information so that we can find out more about you and determine together if an assessment is the right next step. It's also an opportunity for you to ask more about our assessments and let us know of any needs or preferences you may have. This can be done on the telephone or via a form.

 

2. Questionnaires

We will ask you to complete Questionnaires that screen for autism and highlight your skills. These include the Autism Qoutient (AQ), Empathy Qoutient (AQ), Camoflauging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) and a strengths questionnaire. If you agree, a Developmental Questionnaire will also be sent to an informant (e.g., a parent, sibling or spouse). These can easily be completed online or, if you prefer, via Word.

2. Clinical Interview 

We will talk with you online to explore your experiences regarding communication styles, friendships, relationships, school, employment, emotions, behaviours, and sensory needs. An Important part is also discussing your strengths, skills, preferences and passions.

3. ADOS-2 Observation Face-to-Face or Online Alternative Observation

For face-to-face assessments, we will use the (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) ADOS-2 which is a mixture of talking and task-based activities. This can be completed face-to-face.  If you prefer to have an Online observation, we can also arrange this. 

4. Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Meeting

Once all the assessments are complete, an MDT meeting will be held to review all the information gathered. The information will be considered alongside the DSM-V diagnostic criteria to conclude.

5. Outcome & Feedback

You will receive a copy of the full report to read at your own pace. We will then arrange an online feedback meeting with a clinician you met previously to review the findings and discuss the recommendations for the 'next steps'. We can also offer a summary report if this is helpful. 

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