A diagnosis provides children with Autism access to the support they need to overcome difficulties in education, giving them the skills to reach their full potential. Our Specialist Autism Diagnostic Clinic provides multidisciplinary assessments for children ages 2-12 years who may have Autism. All assessments are completed in a single day with our specialist multidisciplinary assessment team including a consultant Paediatrician, Psychologist and Speech Pathologist. All assessments involve a face-to-face observation of your child and an interview with parents and caregivers. Information is also collected from your child’s school or day care, and relevant health professionals they have seen prior to the appointment. A GP referral is required for a full comprehensive assessment.
The Assessment Process
All assessments are completed in a single day with our specialist multidisciplinary assessment team. We use gold-standard assessment instruments and all of our clinicians are experienced in assessing and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The assessment itself will involve face to face assessments/observation of the child and 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 two weeks after the initial appointment. This will include a comprehensive report with details of the assessment and tailored recommendations.
Please note that not all assessments result in a diagnosis of ASD, however our approach is comprehensive and follows best practice guidelines for ASD assessments.
What happens after the assessment?
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.
We are currently experiencing high demand for children’s diagnostic services (2-12 years) and places are currently full. If you would like to stay up to date on availabilities, please complete the enquiry form below. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries or would like more information on diagnosis, please contact our Autism Advisor Team on (08) 9489 8900 or at email@example.com.