Pre-Assessment Consultation

Whether you are looking to explore an assessment for ASD or ADHD, we offer a consultation appointment at the beginning of your journey with us to ensure that this is the right process for you.

During this session we aim to gather information and discuss you or your child’s personal history, background and reasons for a full diagnostic assessment. We will also carry out a screening assessment which helps to identify the possible presence of autism or ADHD. This information will help us decide whether assessment is the right step for now. If it isn’t, then our journey will stop there and we can help identify any further appropriate sources of support for you.

However, if you choose to proceed with a full diagnostic assessment, then the cost of this pre-assessment consultation will be refunded from your full assessment fee.

Fee: Pre-assessment consultation (1 hour) £120

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Assessment and Reporting

We offer assessment and diagnostic services for adults (19+ years), teenagers (13-18 years) and children (5-12 years) who would like to explore the possibility that they are experiencing autistic spectrum disorder.

We assess for ASD in two or three phases to ensure a comprehensive assessment process. This process is sensitive and compassionate, tailored to the individual needs of each client and is carried out by both Dr Morven Templeton and Dr Emma Field to ensure that clinical judgements are balanced and objective. Where appropriate, our partner speech and language as well as occupational therapists are invited to contribute to the assessment process.

Assessment makes use of the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule version 2 (ADOS-2) which are evidence based, ‘gold standard’ diagnostic tools. The combination of these two different tools increases the reliability and validity of the assessment outcome.
The process of assessment for adults usually takes place over two sessions with the assessment process, using ADI-R and ADOS-2, taking around 5 hours.

When assessing a child, we may also observe them in school or at home, interview other members of the family or meet with wider professionals that may be involved in your child’s care or education.

We aim to complete the full assessment process from the first appointment within 4 to 6 weeks. This includes the provision of a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the assessment. If it is decided that the assessment requires a school visit or further professional input such as the contribution of speech and language experts, the process may take a little longer.

When you have had time to review your report, you will be invited to meet our psychologists to discuss the findings and you will have the opportunity to explore any questions you may have in relation to your assessment and the outcome.

Fee:  

  • Adult Assessment* and report: £1500
  • Teenage Assessment* and report: £1750
  • Child Assessment* and report: £1900

*(including pre diagnostic consultation charge)

ADHD

Assessment and Reporting

We offer assessment and diagnostic services for adults (19+ years), teenagers (13-18 years) and child assessment (5-12 years) for those who would like to explore the possibility that they are experiencing ADHD.
Assessment for ADHD usually takes place in one or two phases using a combination of self –report questionnaires which are completed in advance of meeting with a psychologist who will then make use of further diagnostic tools as part of their assessment. The identification of ‘co-morbidities’ – other mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression – is an important part of the assessment and your psychologist will include any such diagnoses in their report.
Assessment for children also requires contact with their school and gathering information from their class teachers.
You will receive a full report of the findings of your assessment within 4 weeks

Fee:  Adult, teenage or child assessment and report* £850
*(including pre-assessment consultation charge)

Review of Previous Diagnostic Assessment Reports

We also provide a service to review reports that have been received elsewhere for clients who would like further assistance. In advance of meeting, a psychologist will review your reports and prepare a summary of key points for your consideration. An appointment is then arranged to discuss these key points or alternatively, we may use the session for decoding the reports, understanding the implications of the reports and to help you identify and set goals for your next steps or to signpost you to further services.

Fee: Review of assessment and diagnosis reports £350

Contact us today to arrange for a free 15min consultation