• Reaching a Diagnostic Decision

    We review all of the information that we gather from your appointments with us and compare this to the criteria set in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This means we consider all of the information gathered, against the diagnostic criteria for autism and ADHD, and think carefully about any other reasons that may explain the concerns or difficulties that you or your child are facing. We take this process very seriously and would not make a diagnosis without the relevant evidence. ​


    If our decision differs from your hopes, we will discuss this with you and reflect this in our report. Our priority is to provide the most relevant assessment possible for you or your child, with a clear outcome and recommendations for support. In rare cases when we are not able to reach a diagnostic conclusion we would give a detailed summary of you or your child's social communication profile along with detailed recommendations for next steps.