I perform a range of psychological assessments for general cognitive ability or clinical diagnosis, including Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADH), along with appropriate differential diagnoses in adults. The assessment process is delivered in 4 parts:
Part 1: Questionnaires
I will send you some self-report questionnaires to complete. The nature and number will depend on your reasons for seeking an assessment. Because Autism and ADH are considered neurodevelopment disorders, symptoms need to be present from childhood. As such, If you are requesting an assessment for Autism and/or ADH, I will also send some questionnaires to someone who knew you in childhood (e.g., a sibling, parent, or teacher).
Part 2: The Initial Interview
We will arrange a time to complete an initial consultation lasting approximately 2 hours. This can be done either in person or via telehealth. This is an opportunity for me to understand the difficulties you’re facing and start the diagnostic process. It will be similar to a regular therapy session, but I will be asking more targeted questions.
Part 3: The Assessment
You will then come in for the assessment session, which can take anywhere from 3-6 hours, depending on your reason for assessment. This needs to be completed in person. I’ll ask you to complete a range of tasks, some on an ipad, some paper and pencil. I then go away and score/interpret the results of this session.
Part 4: Written Report and Feedback
After I have analysed the results of the assessment I write a detailed report of the findings and provide any clinical diagnoses (if relevant). We will then arrange a final 1-hour session during which I will go through the results, answer any questions you may have, and provide you a written copy of the report. This can be completed either in person or via telehealth). It can take between 4-6 weeks for the report to be finalised.