Autism and ADHD Assessments:
Process and Fees

We are able to provide private autism and ADHD assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Our process aims to give you or your loved one a complete, detailed assessment with the minimum of fuss or intrusion.

Process

  • Prior to meeting:  Completion of screening forms (ASD / ADHD specific)
    • for children, parent and teacher forms are included.
    • for adults, a screening questionnaire and third party informant questionnaire is included.
    • Gathering of detailed school observational information for child assessments.
  • Initial Assessment Meeting: Full developmental history taken via interview, with a psychologist, lasting 1.5-2 hours. This will be on Teams or in person (if booked with Dr Murray).

At this point the assessing clinician will discuss with you whether there is evidence to follow up for Autism and / or ADHD. If there is sufficient evidence the following will be undertaken:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) for Autism assessments
    • This is an interactive assessment involving different activities, which vary according to age. The assessment is usually undertaken with the child / adult and the assessor only. For very young children, a parent may be present. This is a face-to-face assessment.
  • QB Test for ADHD assessments
    • This is a computerised test for ADHD, undertaken with the child or adult and clinician in the room. Depending on age, it takes between 30 and 45 minutes. A report is produced and considered alongside other assessment information.
  • Panel discussion (Clinic Team) to agree outcome.
  • Full report completed, with recommendations.
  • Feedback session.

Fees

£50 non-refundable booking fee at the point of referral. This will be deducted from the initial screening fee . 

ADHD – £1150. Initial screening fee of £600 (£550 after £50 booking fee) prior to first appointment then final fee  of £550.
Autism – £1550. Initial screening fee of £600 (£550 after £50 booking fee) prior to first appointment then final fee of £950.
ADHD / Autism Combined: £1850. Initial screening fee of £700 (£650 after £50 booking fee) prior to first appointment then final fee of £1150.

Medication: please send enquiry to
medication@berkshirepsychology.co.uk

Positive Behaviour Support: Please send enquiry to
admin@berkshirepsychology.co.uk

What Happens Next?

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Child and Adolescent Assessments

The report you receive will include recommendations for school as well as information on local resources for parents, such as ASD specific workshops and parent training. We do recommend that local resources are accessed, but if more bespoke / individual support is needed one of our clinicians can offer this or we can signpost you to appropriate professionals. Please see the resources and links page.

We will be starting a medication clinic for ADHD follow-up but we do not have a confirmed time frame for this currently. The process will start with an initial, detailed consultation to gather a medical history and discuss the potential pros and cons of medication. Physical observations will be required and if deemed appropriate medication initiated, reviewed and amended until the appropriate medication and dosage is established. More information is available upon request. While we are waiting to start our medication clinic we can signpost you to other clinics for medication but we can offer no guarantees as to their availability or timescales.

For child assessments, if ADHD is diagnosed, it is important to note that a referral can be made to your local CAMHS service to request a medication follow up; however, a private diagnosis will not lead to prioritisation in the NHS.

Adult Assessments

The report will include links to information and resources for you and employers if requested. We will be starting a medication clinic for ADHD follow-up but we do not have a confirmed time frame for this currently. The process will start with an initial, detailed consultation to gather a medical history and discuss the potential pros and cons of medication. Physical observations will be required and if deemed appropriate medication initiated, reviewed and amended until the appropriate medication and dosage is established. More information is available upon request. While we are waiting to start our medication clinic we can signpost you to other clinics for medication but we can offer no guarantees as to their availability or timescales. Please email: medication@berkshirepsychology.co.uk

Referral Process

Please click the ‘Make A Referral’ tab to request screening forms for autism and ADHD assessments. We suggest you complete the screening for both conditions, unless you / your child already has a diagnosis, in which case please let us know. Once the enquiry form has been received and booking fee paid all relevant screening documents will be sent electronically. Once all completed forms have been received back, we will offer an initial assessment appointment within four weeks.

The initial appointment will either be in person (Dr Murray) or online (other clinicians). The initial assessment invoice will be sent when the appointment is confirmed and will need to be paid prior to the initial appointment.

At the end of the initial assessment the clinician will discuss whether there is sufficient evidence to progress to the follow-up assessment (ADOS and/ or QB Test). If follow-up is agreed, you will be contacted by the appropriate clinician and offered an appointment. The follow-up assessment is face to face. You will receive the location information at the time of booking.

The final invoice will be sent and needs to be paid prior to the follow up. A full report will be provided following this appointment, once the panel has met and reviewed all assessment information.

We aim to provide a full report within 4-8 weeks from the initial assessment appointment.

What our clients think

Just wanted to thank you on our daughter and our behalf for your warmth and kindness during the interview today and to let you know that our daughter felt very comfortable and reassured by your explanation about her ADHD condition