Assessment for Autism can be complicated and very lengthy; we are here to make this process simple and easy and just right for your child.
We assess for all forms of Autism including classic childhood Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition, High Functioning Autism and Autism in girls.
Using standardised assessment tools, we assess your child and provide you with comprehensive reports and suggest strategies, that meet the needs of your child. Additionally when requested, we are able to provide a profile of your child such as demand avoidant.
The assessment of Autism includes:
A detailed history of the child’s development and presentation
Observation/ Information from more than one setting such as educational setting if applicable or information from other professionals involved is helpful
Blood tests and Investigations are not routinely indicated but may be necessary depending on individual presentation
Use of Autism Specific tools as necessary
There are a number of Autism specific tools that can be used for assessment. These include but are not limited to:
There is an increasing trend of using modifications of above using tele-consultation as a part of diagnostic assessment of Autism internationally.
The newer technology based assessments include:
Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA) for all ages pre-verbal through to fluent speech
Tele-ASD-PEDS for pre-verbal children
We are trained in all these Autism assessment tools including newly introduced tele-consultation methods.
During the assessment if any other needs become apparent then we would recommend further condition specific assessment.