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.
Pre-Screening - £250
We use a battery of standardised tests as well as interviews and observations to make a recommendation whether an individual is likely to meet the diagnostic threshold during a formal assessment process for a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions. A person’s nevelopmental history will be explored as well as accounts of current areas of difficulty. We are able to draw upon much knowledge and experience to offer a highly personalised service. The information gathered at this stage may be taken back to the NHS in support of pursuing a full assessment there, or used to pursue the next stage of assessment privately. At this stage, we may recommend a different pathway rather than continuing with an autism assessment.
Autism Diagnostic Assessment - £1,500
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. This stage involves building on the information gathered during the screening assessment and providing a comprehensive summary. 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 goes in 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.