After your initial triage phone call, should we confirm your child is appropriate for an assessment, we aim to see you face-to-face within six to eight weeks.

We will meet you and your child for a face-to-face session at our centre in Pinner, North London.

Two clinicians will be available to spend time with you and your child. Depending on your child’s age and needs, this may be separate – parents and carers will meet one clinician while your child will meet a second clinician, or one parent/caregiver can join the child while the other parent meets with the second clinician.

Assessments will be conducted by two of our team members. This may include a clinical psychologist, occupational therapist or speech and language therapist. Our experts are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have a deep knowledge of special education needs (SEND).

Our diagnostic assessment for Autism uses the gold standard of assessments ADI-R and ADOS-2, delivered by experts registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who have a deep knowledge of special education needs (SEND).

Our sessions might take up to two hours so we can thoroughly assess your child’s communication and social interaction, emotional well-being, cognition, education skills and sensory processing needs.

After the assessments, our experts meet to discuss their findings and conclude their outcomes and recommendations.

What happens after the assessment?

After the assessment and scoring, parents and carers are invited back to discuss feedback. This may include a diagnosis.

We listened carefully to how parents wanted to receive the news, and they were clear they wanted face-to-face conversations on the same day.

We will follow up our sessions with a full report shortly after your assessment, and you are welcome to have a further telephone conversation to discuss the report and ask any questions.

In some cases, our assessment does not lead to a diagnosis of ADHD, Autism or cognitive learning difficulty.

We might find, for example, a speech and language delay, and so, in our report, we would signpost families to local services and offer referral letters that they can take with them.

Find out more

Learn about what we offer after your assessment, or read our frequently asked questions.

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