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Specialist Autism Assessment for children ages 8-12 years

Our Specialist Autism Diagnostic Clinic provides multidisciplinary assessments for children between the ages of 8 and 12 who may have Autism.


We are experiencing high demand in our Children’s Clinic for children ages 8-12 years and are currently at capacity.

We still encourage you to complete the expression of interest form below so we can keep you up to date if any places do become available in the future.

It may help that you put your child’s information on a number of diagnostic waitlists, including ours. You can find out more about accessing other diagnostic clinics, public and private, in our fact sheet here.

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest

 

We currently offer 2 options for assessment:

Option 1 – Full Comprehensive Assessment

A full comprehensive assessment involves assessment by a consultant Paediatrician, Psychologist and Speech Pathologist. All appointments are completed in one day with our specialist team. A GP referral is required for a full comprehensive assessment.

Option 2 – Partial Comprehensive Assessment

Western Australian standards recommend that an experienced multidisciplinary team including a Paediatrician, Psychologist and Speech Pathologist carry out Autism assessment for children ages 8 to 12 years.

If your child has already been assessed by Paediatrician and has a comprehensive Paediatric referral our Speech Pathologist and Clinical Psychologist/Psychologist can complete the diagnostic assessment. Both assessments are completed in one day with our specialist team. 

 

All assessments are completed in a single day with our specialist multidisciplinary assessment team.

The assessment itself will involve:

  • face to face assessments/observation of the child
  • a clinical interview with parents/caregivers

We will also gather information from your child’s school/day care and any other relevant health professionals that they have been seen by.

Families will be provided with feedback from the assessment approximately 2 weeks after the initial appointment. This will include a comprehensive report with details of the assessment and tailored recommendations included.

Please note that not all assessments result in a diagnosis of Autism, however our approach is comprehensive and follows best practice guidelines for Autism assessments.

 

If your child is diagnosed with Autism, we will assist you to link in with services and supports that are available for children with Autism. We will also give you a feedback pack containing information and resources about Autism.

 

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