Autism Diagnostic Assessments
Being neurodivergent can make living in a largely neurotypical world challenging at times. Greater understanding about your child’s neurodevelopmental profile can assist others in recognising their strengths, unique qualities and identify supports.
Our assessment team comprises of a Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language therapist & a special education needs psychologist who provide comprehensive assessments to accurately identify any underlying neurodevelopmental differences your child or adolescent may be experiencing. Our assessments and reports are recognised by governing bodies such as the HSE & utilise gold standard assessment tools; namely the ADI-R, ADOS & MIGDAS, to support you and your child to develop a deep understanding of their unique developmental profile & abilities.
What is it?
A comprehensive Autism assessment involves observations with the young person, collection of supportive information from multiple sources (e.g. school/daycare) and a parent interview addressing the DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorder criteria. A Speech Pathologist & Clinical Psychologist are involved as part of the assessment process.
Our Neurodevelopmental Assessment Journey Together
1 | Make an Enquiry
Please note our child autism assessment waitlist is temporarily paused.
2| Client Information Forms
3 | Payment
A secure payment link will be emailed to you, with details of the appointment dates and times. Invoices to be paid a minimum of 48 hours prior to assessment
Please note if your assessment is being funded by a third party, this step does not apply.
4 | Assessment
You will be given a date and time for the initial phase of the assessment which involves a parent interview (ADI-R). This will take approximately 2 hrs.
5| Face to Face with child
A face to face ADOS-2 assessment will be carried out with your child and two professionals (i.e. a speech and language therapist and clinical psychologist) at our clinic. This will take approximately 30 mins – 50 mins (age dependent).
6| Final Consultation
We will arrange a final consultation with you to discuss the report, recommendations and next steps
7| Final Report and Completion
Both clinicians will complete a report with all the information gathered from people in your child’s life and the informed assessments. The report information will include recommendations on educational needs, additional supports, necessary therapies, and parent/teacher resources. You will receive the full report within four weeks of your last assessment appointment.
Your assessment journey is then complete.
We accept referrals for assessments from people of all genders and backgrounds. We are attentive to the care needed when assessing girls, women, and gender-diverse individuals, who often go undiagnosed because their symptoms present more subtly to the more traditionally recognised characteristics of Autism Spectrum Conditions in males.
Please note if a cognitive assessment is necessary, we will advise you of this and schedule it with one of our psychologists for an additional fee.