Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service
Carlton Psychology offers a friendly and experienced neurodevelopmental assessment service, with an Autism specialism. We can offer flexible appointment times with no waiting lists and some reduced rate options. Following a diagnosis, we offer specialist psychotherapy for individuals on the Autistic Spectrum as well as skills training, groups and parent workshops.
Our team are able to cater for adults and children requiring assessment. We have excellent links with local professionals of other disciplines and are able to provide excellent support throughout the process of getting a diagnosis.
Autism Diagnostic Assessment - £2000
Our highly experienced staff gather information from as many sources as possible whilst getting to know the individual we are assessing. We use a battery of standardised tests as well as interviews and observations to gather information from family, school and the individual to build up a picture of a person's strengths and difficult issues. The observational assessment is a fun play-based assessment which is scored by multiple professionals to ensure diagnostic accuracy. A person's neuro-developmental history will be explored as well as accounts of current areas of difficulty. Our multi-disciplinary team are able to draw upon much knowledge and experience to offer a highly personalised service.
Our team are trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) which represent the gold standards of assessment tools. We work closely with professionals of other disciplines and are able to signpost on to psychiatry, occupational therapy or speech and language therapists where appropriate. We are able to make recommendations in terms of future support and to liaise with families, employers or schools as requested. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profiles and Aspergers Syndrome profiles will be highlighted and explained. The assessment report is thorough and includes an explanation of areas of difficulty and useful recommendations. A lot of work is done to ensure these reports are of a high standard and useful to the family and support services involved.
We offer post-diagnosis information packs and are able to answer any questions you have relating to the results. We run regular parent workshops and support groups, and skills-training and specialist support for individuals on the spectrum.