Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

Where there is a concern about an individual’s communication, socialisation and behaviours, the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder may be considered (e.g. Autism/ASD).

This assessment involves:

  • Clinical Interview/Developmental History.
  • Clinical interview with parent or significant carer to elicit the presence of certain behaviours and symptoms associated with ASD. 
  • Cognitive assessment of child to estimate learning ability.
  • Completion of psychometrics by parent/self and educational staff.
  • Review of documentation supplied by parents and/or referrer
    (professional reports, school reports, etc)
  • Administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (play-based assessment) if age appropriate. If required, alternate ASD-specific psychometrics will be determined at the intake appointment.

Appointments will be split across two appointments. The first with the child and parent/s present. The second appointment with parents only.