How does it work?
Tailored to each patient's unique needs
Step 1 - Referral
Complete the referral form to enable us to establish how best to help you and one of our team will contact you to discuss how to proceed.
Step 2 - Assessment
Our multi-disciplinary team will conduct the assessment, following NICE guidelines and ensuring it is as thorough and comprehensive as possible.
Step 3 - Report
The Lead clinician will discuss the diagnosis with you and provide a full report of the multi-disciplinary team’s findings, for you to review.
What’s included in our Autism Assessment Service?
- Initial screening appt with a Lead Clinician
- Our expert team meet to design the best assessment for your case
- An online assessment with one of our experts
- A face-to-face assessment with 2 further experts
- The use of standardised tests such as 3-Di, ADOS-2 & BOSA
- Our experts meet to discuss their findings
- The experts' views are detailed in a report, including personalised recommendations.
- A feedback appointment to discuss and share the report with you
What about a diagnosis?
An initial appointment is offered to all families to provide the opportunity to discuss the assessment process and answer any questions they may have. It also allows clinicians to establish whether it will be possible to complete an assessment and be able to gather the necessary information to meet the required NICE criteria.
The other purpose of the initial meeting is to establish whether the young person could be presenting with any other difficulties that may also require assessing. It will always remain at the discretion of the family whether to proceed with an assessment, but the initial meeting provides an opportunity for the assessing team to indicate whether they think an assessment could be beneficial.
However, it is not possible to pre-empt the outcome of the full assessment process and undertaking an assessment does not guarantee that a diagnosis will be made.
As well as online assessment, each patient will have a face-to-face appointment at one of our clinic locations
Spire Bushey Hospital,
Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 1RD
West Wickham Therapy Rooms,
22 Ravenswood Crescent,
West Wickham, BR4 0JJ
ThoroughHaving 5 different professions in our team means each one brings their unique training and experience, ensuring a comprehensive assessment.
PersonalEach patient will be seen in person by at least one of our experts and at least 3 different clinicians will be involved in every assessment.
QualityOur multi-disciplinary team approach to Autism Assessments complies with NICE guidelines, meaning we offer Gold Standard assessments.
FlexibleOur range of experts enables us to select the most suitable professionals for each assessment, so it is as unique as the patient we are seeing.
The Mission StatementWe focus on quality
Our Autism Assessment Service meets the highest levels of NICE guidelines.
Our Assessment comprises professional input from a team of highly qualified specialist clinicians giving you the deepest and broadest assessment possible. The assessment will include perspectives from a Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, an Educational Psychologist and Speech & Language Therapist and a Lead Occupational Therapist in Learning Disabilities.
We recognise every case presenting to us is unique, so you will receive an entirely bespoke assessment, diagnostic report and personalised recommendations.