COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES
This comprehensive assessment includes a Cognitive Assessment and a Neurodevelopmental Assessment as standard. Other assessments are also included as indicated to consider a wide range of diagnoses including LD (Learning Disability or other Learning Difficulties eg Dyslexia) , SLCN (Speech Language and Communication Needs including Autism and Developmental Language Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), TD (Tourette’s Disorder), DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder), and other Psychiatric and Paediatric presentations.
A WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or a WAIS (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) as indicated according to age – resulting in a comprehensive report and plan of further assessment requirements
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ASSESSMENT
A Consultant led assessment to consider whether your young person has Autism. This involves a Cognitive assessment (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – dependent on age), a full specialised Developmental History and an ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). Diagnostic Conclusions are provided directly by the Consultant after compiling the results and a full assessment report will be provided. Price can be dependent on complexity if other tests are required.
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER ASSESSMENT
This includes an information gathering stage involving questionnaires and rating scales, followed by a Consultant led clinic based assessment including a cognitive assessment (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – dependent on age), a Qb test of executive function and a full specialised Developmental History. Diagnostic conclusions are provided directly by the Consultant after compiling the results and a full assessment report will be provided. Price can be dependent on complexity if other tests are required.
COMBINED ASSESSMENT TO CONSIDER AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
This includes the combined elements of both separate assessments, when both diagnoses are being considered together.
If a young person needs to be started on medication, this must be initiated and reviewed by a specialist. Often GPs will agree to provide prescriptions once a stable dose is reached, with ongoing specialist supervision. This would involve ongoing review appointments approximately 3 – 6 monthly.
If you would like your young person to commence medication, we are able to issue an initial prescription, provided you agree to the following package of care:
• Initial prescription*
• Email or telephone contact after 7-10 days to review response to medication
• Two further contacts (email or phone call, up to 15 minutes each)
• Two follow-up appointments, lasting 30 minutes each. The first appointment will be 4-6 weeks after starting medication and the second, within 4-8 weeks of the first follow-up (depending on individual circumstances)
• All prescriptions required until second follow-up appointment*
• Writing and sending all consultation letters to you and your GP
*Please note that the pharmacist will charge for the medication supplied and this cost may be between £25 to £150 depending on the medication issued.
If your GP is able to share your care with us once medication is stabilised, the frequency of further follow-up appointments will depend upon the complexity of the case and parental request, but will be at least 6 monthly.
Cost is for a half hour follow-up appointment
PLEASE MAKE CONTACT TO DISCUSS YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS