ASD

ASD: Private Assessment for Children & Adolescents in Glasgow

Diverse Diagnostics is a specialist mental health clinic offering a private autism diagnosis in Glasgow for kids and teenagers.

For a child or teen, living with undiagnosed autism can have a significant impact on their development, schooling, social skills, and relationships. A diagnostic assessment for ASD can provide clarity and provide the child or young person and their family with the right information, so they are better equipped to manage the disorder. Our diagnostic services for ASD include online and in-person elements, and we offer 1-on-1 therapy sessions and guidance after the diagnosis.

If you believe your child may be affected by autism, schedule a free 15-minute consultation to address your questions about ASD and our assessments before booking a private ASD assessment for your child with Diverse Diagnostics.

Please Note: We also offer private ASD assessments for children in Edinburgh

Diverse Diagnostics is currently offering a combination assessment for both ADHD and ASD.

What is ASD?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents.

Symptoms & Challenges

ASD symptoms generally begin to show before the age of 3, so for a private ASD diagnosis, it is necessary to look at a child’s behaviour and both their early and current development.

The symptoms vary widely from one child to the next but can include challenges with social, emotional, and communication skills (such as trouble with speech), as well as repetitive or restrictive behaviours.

Depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms, they may need the support of carers when they are teenagers and even into adulthood. However, by gaining a better understanding of ASD, the patient and their family can find helpful tools and strategies that can make living with ASD easier.

Our diagnostic service, followed by sessions with our specialist ASD therapist, can assist with this. Book a private autism assessment in Scotland with Diverse Diagnostics.

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

Importance of an Autism Diagnosis

An earlier ASD diagnosis can help children and families get the appropriate support in the early stage of life, leading to better outcomes and quality of life for young people and families further down the line. The proper diagnosis, ASD assessment and GP/Consultant Report will help the child and the family to take action and improve the quality of life of the young person.

When ASD is not diagnosed, other risks can be seen, such as low education attainment, mood disorders, conduct behaviours, low self-esteem, and increased risk of substance abuse, among other risks.

A proactive approach to your child’s mental health can put them on the right track for their higher education and for when they are adults.

Contact Diverse Diagnostics for a private autism diagnosis in Scotland

Our Glasgow Autism Assessment & Referral Report

If you are looking for an ASD assessment in Scotland for a child between the ages of 6 and 18 years, we can help you — without a waiting list.

At Diverse Diagnostics, we use a gold standard diagnostic tool as part of the core assessment: the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).

Compliant with Nice Guidelines

It is essential to highlight that we are compliant with the NICE Guidelines for ASD diagnosis in those under 19 years old and, therefore, we do not rely on any autism-specific diagnostic tool alone to make the diagnosis.

The Child ASD Assessment Process at Diverse Diagnostics

Diverse Diagnostics provides a gold standard comprehensive ASD assessment, combining online screening and assessments with an in-person autism diagnostic interview and test. Our ASD diagnostic assessment service in Glasgow will provide a full assessment and a complete diagnostic GP/Consultant Report by one of our psychiatric consultants for children and adolescents.

The process for ASD Assessments at Diverse Diagnostics:

  1. Initial assessment with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online

  2. Core Assessment: ASD Screening with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online

  3. Core Assessment: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) — Completed face-to-face with a multi-disciplinary team in Glasgow

  4. Diagnostic feedback session with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online

Request an ASD assessment for your child online via our Appointments page.

We are now offering Private ASD Assessments in Glasgow

*limited availability*

Diverse Diagnostics: Embracing Neurodiversity

At Diverse Diagnostics, we are here to help children and their families embrace their diagnoses to improve their lives. We believe that a private diagnosis of autism can change lives, which is something the team at our clinic and the support services we offer aim to achieve every day. Our main goal is to help with the understanding of a young person’s difficulties and get them the appropriate support, with the possibility of medical treatment.

Our Specialist Team

The doctors at Diverse Diagnostics have broad experience working with children with ASD in Scotland. The team in charge of our ASD assessment service has extensive knowledge and expertise, as well as a passion for helping families with issues surrounding neurodiversity.

  • Dr Jagdish Basra, the Medical and Clinical Director at Diverse Diagnostics, is a fully qualified Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and medical doctor

  • Our Specialist ASD/ADHD Therapist, Emma Wallace, who will conduct the ADOS-2 assessment, works hand-in-hand with Dr Basra to ensure holistic feedback and support

Real Support for Parents of Children with Autism

We don’t just deliver diagnoses; we follow through with feedback and further advice to get you and your family on the road to a better quality of life.

Learning about and understanding the challenges facing people with autism and their families is the first step to making it more manageable and removing the stigma associated with the disorder. Our 1-on-1 therapy sessions and parenting programme are designed to offer support and training to aid parents with this. Teachers also attend our parenting programme to learn strategies for teaching young people with autism.

If you have any questions regarding our ASD assessments and support in Scotland or about ASD symptoms in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Take the first step today — Contact us for a private autism assessment in Glasgow with Diverse Diagnostics.

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Suite 7 Tribune Court,
2 Roman Road,
Bearsden,
Glasgow G61 2SW

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