We are registered as an Independent Sector Healthcare Provider – AUTISM ADHD TEST LTD (W7I3J) with NHS Digital
We currently offer joint assessments for the same price as a single assessment, so for an Autism and ADHD assessment. You would pay the same price £2000, spread over 12-month payment plan to pay £166 on day of your assessment then spread the remaining balance over 11 monthly payments of £166 per calender month.
What is autism?
Autistic people see the world differently, they all have differences, which why Autism is called Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The videos from the National Autistic Society help explain autism.
Often those differences are around.
- Their understanding and interpretation of social behaviour
- Their understanding and use of verbal and non-verbal communication
- Their ability to be flexible in their thinking and behaviour.
What does an autism assessment look like?
Why Come To Us?
We undertake full and comprehensive assessments, using ADOS-2 gold standard which are conducted in line with the recommended standards laid out by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Spread the cost of your assessment, pay over 12 months with our payment plan at £166pcm- payment plans start after you received your assessment report.
This short film from NHS Berkshire Healthcare shows you an example of an autism assessment for a child or young person.
What does an autism ADOS-2 report look like?
Download our sample to look at a report and to see the areas covered. You will notice that we did not… the QBCheck computer results for ADHD due to confidentiality.
Women and Autism
Autistic women have different strengths and challenges from men. Some girls and women can “mask” their difficulties very well. This means their autism can be harder for others to recognise and understand. Girls and women can often present with difficulties such as anxiety first. Have a look at “Jenny’s poem” video- to explore women and autism.
Have a look at this video from Scottish Autism- are you a secret swan?
if so a specialist women lead assessment may help, at Autism ADHD test ltd we have specialist women assessors that you can request for your assessment.
What is Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.
Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school.
Adults with ADHD may find they have problems with:
- organisation and time management
- following instructions
- focusing and completing tasks
- coping with stress
- feeling restless or impatient
- impulsiveness and risk taking
Some adults may also have issues with relationships or social interaction.
Look at how at the BBC News story on how an ADHD assessment can work private even if you don’t meet the NHS criteria.
At Autism AHD Test ltd our waiting times are 3-4 weeks
ADHD testing – using the QBCheck test.
The NICE medtech innovation briefing (MIB 318) for QbTest for the assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Published: 07 March 2023. -states that the QbTest is being used at 131 sites across 65 NHS trusts. At Autism ADHD test ltd, we know its excellent, so we use it as part of our ADHD assessment process.
However you cant assess ADHD on this alone- indeed the NICE National Institute for Health Care Excellence Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management NICE guideline Published: 14 March 2018 Last updated: 13 September 2019 states that its only part of the assessment.
That’s why we will also conduct a clinical interview and history in line with the NICE guidance
You can see the test and sample chart with this video.
What this video from university of Nottingham to see an old QBCheck test- we use the newest version on the laptop
With our Up-to-date version we do not need a headband of hand controller- the laptop does it all
ADHD and women
Sadly, for some women, ADHD diagnosis is subject to gender bias, as a result they often feel misunderstood- look at the BBC news report on this important issue.
Nadia Sawalha talks about her ADHD story here
if this sounds like you, please start your assessment journey to better understand yourself.
Autism ADHD Test Why processing information is different for autistic people
Processing information can be difficult, with some autistic people telling us ’My brain feels like its exploding’.
See what Luis, Rose, Chris and Rosie have to say about this.
If this is, you and assessment can be the start of it all making sense
What strategies can help children?
This video from NHS Scotland can help
The National Autistic society recommends the use of social stories, created by carol grey in 1991. This technique presents information in a literal, ‘concrete’ way, which may improve a person’s understanding of a previously difficult or ambiguous situation or activity. The presentation and content can be adapted to meet different people’s needs.
They can help with sequencing (what comes next in a series of activities) and ‘executive functioning’ (planning and organising).
Look at this excellent video from the early autism project to see how they work
By providing information about what might happen in a particular situation, and some guidelines for behaviour, you can increase structure in a person’s life and thereby reduce anxiety.
Creating or using a social story can help you to understand how the autistic person perceives different situations.
We do joint Autism and ADHD assessments for the one price, with our special offer. Ask about our joint assessment special offer when you enquire.
Our Autism and ADHD special offer includes a free ADHD assessment (as long as the person is suitable). We know Autism and ADHD often occur together, so it makes sense to get assessed for both.