We offer autism assessments for children under the age of 5, school age children and young people, and also adults.
Our autism assessment process follows the latest NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Clinical Guidelines for assessing autism spectrum disorder in under 19s and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in adults.
NICE Guidance means that it has come from evidence-based recommendations on the best way to undertake an assessment of autism.
We conduct a number of assessments as a multidisciplinary team.
This involves a Clinical Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist who are skilled and experienced in assessing and diagnosing autism.
Our autism assessments use the gold standard autism-specific assessments.
As part of the process, we will also conduct other standardised assessments dependant on age.
These could be a cognitive assessment, sensory screening, communication assessment, or adaptive functioning assessment.
Clinic or Online
The majority of our assessments are conducted online, with one or two appointments face-to-face in clinic. For people who live further away, or who would prefer online appointments, we can also conduct all assessments online.
Appropriate COVID-19 infection control measures are in place to ensure everyone’s safety when in clinic.
Feedback & Report
Following the assessment you will have an online feedback session where the assessment findings will be explained and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Following the feedback session you will receive a comprehensive report outlining the assessment that has been undertaken and whether or not a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has been made. It will also detail strengths and needs from the assessment and recommendations.
Post Diagnostic Support
For children with more complex presentations (PDA, selective mutism, speech and language needs) we offer one off post diagnostic support sessions to parents to help them understand their child’s presentation.
Post diagnostic support sessions are extra to our assessment process.
Both myself and my son have had an autism assessment with them which has been brilliant. Can’t fault them at all. Amazing service.
Thanks so much to you [Catherine] and Emma. I have read through my report and found it really insightful, there were observations I wasn’t aware of before and it’s really helpful. Thank you both for making the process so straight forward when it could have been a really stressful time for me. I really appreciate all your help because I finally feel I can move forward with my life.
Thorough and professional service.
We are very satisfied with Adélie Psychology due to the quickness of assessment and feedback, polite and empathetic staff and contact.
Enquire about an Autism Assessment
For further information about our autism assessments and to enquire about our availability please contact us.