Formal diagnostic assessment
The assessment process is broken down into three parts, including information gathering, a multidisciplinary team meeting and feeding back the outcome.
1. Gathering information about your child
Our comprehensive assessment process will explore your child’s development and current behaviours. With all assessments for children and adolescents, the clinical team will gather information from parents and school, as well as meet with your child.
Specifically, our assessment will include:
- clinical interview with a parent/caregiver to explore development and behaviours from birth to present day
- an observational assessment with your child known as the ADOS-2
- liaison with your child’s school (and an observation in the school setting where required for an additional fee)
- questionnaires to explore possible co-existing conditions
- a review of any relevant prior professional reports
2. Multidisciplinary team meeting
Once the assessment has been completed, the multidisciplinary team of professionals will meet to review the information gathered. They will confirm the outcome of the assessment in accordance with the diagnostic criteria for ASD, in line with the DSM-5.
3. Sharing the outcome
Once the clinical team have finalised the assessment outcome, you will be invited to a feedback appointment with the lead clinician, after which you will receive a comprehensive diagnostic report, including recommendations.
Please contact us for further details on the assessment process.