Adult and Adolescent & Child Psychiatrists in Glasgow

Private ASD Assessment Edinburgh (Autism)

ASD: Private Assessment for Children & Teens in Edinburgh

Diverse Diagnostics is a specialist mental health clinic offering a private ASD assessment in Edinburgh for children and teenagers.

Undiagnosed ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can have a powerful effect on the growth and development of a child or teen by impacting their education, social skills, and relationships. A private assessment for autism can give the child or young person and their family the information they need to manage the condition.

We include online and in-person components in our private autism assessment in Scotland, and we can provide 1-on-1 therapy and guidance after the diagnosis.

Before scheduling a private autism assessment for your child, you can book a free 15-minute consultation to discuss any questions and concerns you may have regarding ASD, our practice & child psychiatrists, or our assessment service/diagnostic service.

Book an appointment for an online private autism diagnosis in Edinburgh with Diverse Diagnostics.

Please note: Our Edinburgh ASD assessment is conducted online.

Diverse Diagnostics is also currently offering a combination assessment for ADHD and ASD with appointments available from the end of March.

What is ASD?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the way the brain functions. This can cause significant challenges with communication and social interaction, as well as behavioural difficulties.

Signs, Symptoms & Challenges

ASD symptoms typically manifest before the age of 3, so it is crucial to consider a child’s behaviour and their early & current development when performing a private ASD diagnosis.

The signs can differ greatly from one child to the next, but can include:

  • Repetitive or restrictive behaviours

  • Struggles with social interaction

  • Difficulties with emotional and communication skills (such as trouble with speech or understanding)

Depending on the severity of their symptoms, patients may need the help and support of caregivers even after they enter adolescence and adulthood. However, by learning to understand ASD better, the patient and their family can find helpful strategies and tools to make living with Autism Spectrum Disorder less challenging on a day-to-day basis.

Following our autism diagnostic service, you can book online sessions with our specialist ASD therapist to assist with this.

Choose Diverse Diagnostics for private autism assessments that put your child’s best interests first. No waiting list.

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How an Autism Diagnosis can Help

An early ASD diagnosis can help children/teenagers and their families in receiving the right care early on and improving outcomes and quality of life in the long run. That’s why a full assessment for ASD and GP/Consultant Report can help the child and the family take control of the situation and plan ahead.

When ASD is not diagnosed, there are a number of risks that can be seen, such as:

  • Low education attainment

  • Mood disorders (including anxiety and depression)

  • Conduct behaviours

  • Low self-esteem

  • Increased risk of substance abuse

There is also a risk of misunderstanding the symptoms and associating them with, for example, communication disorders or difficulties. This can lead to money and resources being spent on specialists like a language therapist, rather than on delivering the appropriate support to the young person with autism.

With a proactive approach to your child’s mental health, you can prepare them for the future — whether it’s for higher education or just day to day life.

Book an appointment with Diverse Diagnostics for a private autism assessment in Edinburgh with a team that truly cares.

Our Autism Assessment & Report

If you don’t want to be put on a waiting list and you need an accurate child autism assessment in Scotland for a young person between the ages of 6 and 18 years — we can help you.

As part of the core assessment for ASD at Diverse Diagnostics, we use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), a gold standard diagnostic tool.

Nice Guidelines Compliance

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.

Our Child ASD Assessment Process at Diverse Diagnostics

In order to provide a comprehensive gold standard diagnostic assessment service, we combine online screening and assessments with an in-person autism diagnostic interview and test. This results in a full assessment for the private diagnosis of ASD and a complete diagnostic GP/Consultant Report by one of our psychiatric consultants for children and adolescents.

Our Diagnostic Process for ASD Assessments:

  1. Initial Consultation: 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: Post assessment support meeting with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online

Based on the results and details from the diagnostic assessment and diagnostic interview, the consultant psychiatrist will advise you on the next steps to take and whether this entails psychological therapy or other types of intervention.

Make an appointment for an autism diagnostic assessment for your child online to help your child or teen take control of their mental health.

We are now offering Private ASD Assessments in Glasgow

*limited availability*

Diverse Diagnostics: Embracing Neurodiversity

At Diverse Diagnostics, our goal is to assist young people and their families in understanding and accepting their diagnoses so they can take the necessary steps to better their lives with the appropriate support.

Through the support and resources we provide (along with our diagnostic service), the team at our clinic works hard to transform lives every day — because we think that a private diagnosis for autism can do just that.

Our Specialist Team

The doctors and psychiatrists at Diverse Diagnostics have a wealth of experience working with children with autism. Our ASD assessment team has extensive expertise and knowledge, as well as a passion for assisting families with challenges relating to mental health and neurodiversity.

  • Diverse Diagnostics’ Medical Director Dr Jagdish Basra is a fully qualified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and medical doctor

  • Our Specialist ASD/ADHD Therapist Emma Wallace administers the ADOS-2 assessment and collaborates closely with Dr Basra to ensure comprehensive feedback and support

Real Support for Parents of Children with Autism

Our private practice does so much more than just deliver diagnoses; we go the extra mile by offering recommendations and additional assistance & support to put your family on the path to an enhanced quality of life.

The first step towards making autism more manageable and eradicating the stigma attached to it is learning about the difficulties faced by young people with autism and their families. We offer support and training to help parents with this through our parenting programme and our 1-on-1 therapy sessions. Teachers who are interested in learning strategies for teaching children with autism can also enroll in our parenting programme.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder, our specialist child psychiatrists, or our ASD private diagnosis & support services in Scotland. Take the first step today to create a better tomorrow for you and your family.

Book a private ASD assessment in Edinburgh with Diverse Diagnostics. No waiting list.

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

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