Assessment

For individuals and families

Families need to feel heard and understood. We understand it may be daunting for parents/carers to reach out in what can sometimes feel a confusing time. Our assessment aims to identify the individuals’ strengths, needs and the presenting concerns. We work with families to think about how best to support the young person through individualised recommendations to enable them to assess their environment and thrive.

Making the decision to undergo a neurodiversity assessment as an adult is a big decision. You may well have had the idea for a long time and finally feel that this is the point to get clarification of your condition and best ways to support your individual needs through reasonable adjustments.

Our services for children and young people:

Initial strengths-based assessment (child): £500

An initial assessment with a neurodiversity specialist to ascertain specific areas of strengths and needs. This is an opportunity to understand what is working and your way to consider whether further diagnostic assessment or therapeutic input is warranted, please note this is not a diagnostic assessment. Alternatively for people where the diagnosis is already established, this strengths-based assessment can provide support at times of change in functioning or circumstance. 

This usually takes 1.5 hours and feedback is given within the session.  A summary report is provided.

Please see our Therapy pages to see what further support may be available following assessment.

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) diagnostic assessment - child & young person: £1,950

An autism assessment can help identify symptoms and provide guidance and support to help your child live comfortably and reach their potential.

If you think your child may be autistic and you would like information or an assessment, we can help with online support and face-to-face diagnosis. If you would like information about our assessment process or would like to have an initial consultation with one of our team please complete our online enquiry form. 

The diagnostic assessment process includes:
Clinical interview with the family which is a chance for us to meet you and explain the process. We find out more information about you as a family and answer any questions you may have about the assessment.
Pre-assessment questionnaire for the nursery/school to complete (with your consent). This gives us information about how your child manages and behaves in different environments and highlights any areas of particular need and strength which they demonstrate. 
Appointment with the child / young person where we do a play-based assessment using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). While this is a standardised assessment, most children do find the relaxed approach enjoyable. 
Appointment with parents / carers to find out about your child’s development as well as your current concerns. We use the 3Di / ADI-R standardised developmental interview completed which is a measure of social communication and autistic traits.
Feedback from other professionals is requested with consent from you. It is helpful to include any previous assessments or information to add to our understanding of your child.
Multidisciplinary Team discussion for clinicians to consider all of the assessment information.

Detailed assessment report is provided giving feedback on the assessment findings, a diagnosis (if appropriate) and future recommendations. 

In the 1 hour feedback session a comprehensive report will be discussed with the family as an opportunity for us to talk through the assessment report in detail, and offer much needed space for all of the ‘what next’ questions. 

If additional feed-back sessions or other follow-up supports are required this can be arranged at additional cost. In some instances further assessment may be required depending on the complexity and level of functioning. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnostic assessment - child & young person: £1,150

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental condition that can affect people of all ages.  With support and the right treatment, children and teenagers can successfully manage their symptoms and live comfortable, fulfilling lives.

An ADHD assessment diagnosis is the key to better daily functioning and effective treatment options such as therapy and lifestyle adjustments.

Please note we do not prescribe medications within our team, however if medication is considered appropriate we can provide with onward referrals to a psychiatrist to support next steps.

This assessment is suitable for children where ADHD is suspected. Undergoing assessment not only helps clarify a young person’s specific areas of strength and need, but also allows those around them to make sense of their behaviour. This is important for allowing young people to progress and build their self-esteem. 

If you would like information about our assessment process or would like to have an initial consultation with one of our team please complete our online enquiry form.

The diagnostic assessment process includes: 
Clinical interview with the family which is a chance for us to meet you and explain the process. We find out more information about you as a family and answer any questions you may have about the assessment.
Appointment with the child / young person where we complete gold standard measures, the QbCheck (an objective computerised measure of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity) and a well-being assessment.
Appointment with parents / carers to find out about your child’s developmental history and your current concerns. We will complete standardised measures of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 
Feedback questionnaire for the nursery/school to complete (with your consent). This gives us information about how your child manages and behaves in different environments and highlights any areas of particular need and strength which they demonstrate. 
Feedback from other professionals is requested with consent from you. It is helpful to include any previous assessments or information to add to our understanding of your child.
Multidisciplinary Team discussion for clinicians to consider all of the assessment information.

Detailed assessment report is provided giving feedback on the assessment findings, a diagnosis (if appropriate) and future recommendations. 

In the 1 hour feedback session a comprehensive report will be discussed with the family as an opportunity for us to talk through the assessment report in detail, and offer much needed space for all of the ‘what next’ questions. 

If additional feed-back sessions or other follow-up supports are required this can be arranged at additional cost. In some instances further assessment may be required depending on the complexity and level of functioning.

Cognitive assessment: £650

Our Psychologists use age-appropriate standardised measures to clarify areas of strength and difficulty across different aspects of how an individual is functioning.

Assessment can be useful for ensuring needs are met in education or employment - whether by seeking extra support in areas of need or for support for Gifted and Talented individuals. We may wish to obtain feedback from school/education placements but this will be discussed with you first.

The assessment lasts around 1.5-2 hours followed by a 30 minute feedback session. A detailed report is provided.

Speech & language assessment: £500

Assessment includes a clinical discussion of your child’s history, a brief observation and use of a standardised measure of speech and language (ACE). 

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive picture of communication strengths and needs, together with recommendations.  Using both a formal and informal assessment where appropriate, we gain an accurate picture of the child’s, or young person’s speech therapy needs and make recommendations to enable them to communicate in their environment. We will discuss possible next steps should you decide to proceed with therapy.

A detailed report is provided.

Dual assessment (ASC & ADHD) diagnostic assessment - child & young person: £2950

A dual assessment for autism and ADHD can help identify symptoms and provide guidance and support to help your child live comfortably and reach their potential. 

If you would like information about our assessment process or would like to have an initial consultation with one of our team please complete our online enquiry form.

The diagnostic assessment process includes:  
- Clinical interview with the family which is a chance for us to meet you and explain the process. We find out more information about you as a family and answer any questions you may have about the assessment.
- Pre-assessment questionnaire for the nursery/school to complete (with your consent). This gives us information about how your child manages and behaves in different environments and highlights any areas of particular need and strength which they demonstrate.  
- Appointment with the child / young person where we do a play-based assessment using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). While this is a standardised assessment, most children do find the relaxed approach enjoyable.  
- Appointment with the child / young person where we complete gold standard measures, the QbCheck (an objective computerised measure of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity) and a well-being assessment.  
- Appointment with parents / carers to find out about your child’s development as well as your current concerns. We use the 3Di / ADI-R standardised developmental interview completed which is a measure of social communication and autistic traits as well as we will complete standardised measures of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.   
- Feedback from other professionals is requested with consent from you. It is helpful to include any previous assessments or information to add to our understanding of your child.   
- Multidisciplinary Team discussion for clinicians to consider all of the assessment information.   

Detailed assessment report is provided giving feedback on the assessment findings, a diagnosis (if appropriate) and future recommendations.  

In the 1 hour feedback session a comprehensive report will be discussed with the family as an opportunity for us to talk through the assessment report in detail, and offer much needed space for all of the ‘what next’ questions. If additional feed-back sessions or other follow-up supports are required this can be arranged at additional cost.  

In some instances further assessment may be required depending on the complexity and level of functioning. 

Our services for adults:

Initial strengths-based assessment: £600

An initial assessment with a neurodiversity specialist to ascertain specific areas of strengths and needs. This is an opportunity to understand what is working and why and to consider whether further diagnostic assessment or therapeutic input is warranted. Alternatively for people where the diagnosis is already established, this strengths-based assessment can provide support at times of change in functioning or circumstance. 

This usually takes 1.5 hours and feedback is given within the session.  A summary report is provided.

Please see our Therapy pages to see what further support may be available following assessment.

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) diagnostic assessment: £2,500

Getting an autism diagnosis can help explain the patterns in life you may have found yourself repeating. Given that it is a lifelong condition, it is important to get the assessment right to provide you with understanding and control.

At Neurodiversity Unravelled, our assessment is a comprehensive package, designed to accurately assess and provide in-depth information about your individual strengths and needs regardless of whether a diagnosis is given.

If you think you may be autistic and you would like information or a diagnosis assessment, we can help with online support and face-to-face diagnosis. If you would like information or an assessment, please complete our online enquiry form.

The diagnostic assessment process includes: 
- Pre-assessment questionnaires will be sent to you before our face to face appointment. These focus on assessing social communication skills and specific autistic traits. 
- Appointment with you where we assess your developmental history, social communication skills, mental health and current areas of concern or strength. We often use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) as a structured way to assess social communication skills to provide qualitative information. 
- Feedback from parents / partner / close friend - someone who knows you well - to find out about your current functioning and where possible to gain information on your developmental history. We use the 3Di / ADI-R adult developmental interview which is a measure of social communication and autistic traits.
- Feedback from other professionals is requested with consent from you. It is helpful to include any previous assessments or information to add to our understanding.
- Multidisciplinary Team discussion for clinicians to consider all of the assessment information.

Detailed assessment report is provided giving feedback on the assessment findings, a diagnosis (if appropriate) and future recommendations. 

In the 1 hour feedback session a comprehensive report will be discussed and an opportunity for us to talk through the assessment report in detail, and offer much needed space for all of the ‘what next’ questions.  If additional feed-back sessions or other follow-up supports are required this can be arranged at additional cost.

Please note that undergoing a diagnostic assessment does not mean that you will receive a diagnosis

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