In order that we can be sure that a full diagnostic assessment will be appropriate for you or your child, I offer a pre-assessment screening service. This involves completing screening questionnaires and providing information about the Autism traits in yourself or your child. Information from school or other professionals can be helpful to have at this stage. If I feel there is sufficient evidence of Autism to proceed with an assessment, we will agree an appointment date and I will send out a more detailed developmental history questionnaire. I do not charge for this service.
The assessment procedures used in providing a diagnosis include:
My assessments are discussed with Dr Eleanor Akaho, acting Consultant Psychiatrist MBChB, MRCPsych. Eleanor has experience of Autism across the age range.
My assessments will identify whether there are any co-occurring problems which would benefit from further assessment such as ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance, learning difficulties and sensory issues. I am able to recommend professionals who could provide these assessments.