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:
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:
Initial Consultation: Assessment with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online
Core Assessment: ASD Screening with a child and adolescent psychiatrist — Completed online
Core Assessment: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) — Completed face-to-face with a multi-disciplinary team in Glasgow
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.