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At The Lotus Psychology Practice we comply with NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines with a multi-disciplinary team of associate Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Speech and Language Therapists with specialism in neurodevelopmental assessment. Our assessment of autism involves gathering information from schools or tutors, a detailed developmental history from parents/carers and a standardised observational assessment with the young person.

During the assessment, a clinician will meet with parents/carers for a detailed developmental history, and may use a standardised tool if indicated (for example, the 3Di or ADI-R). Another clinician will meet with your child and carry out an observational assessment, using a standardised tool (ADOS-2), which will involve some puzzles, play activities and some questions about friendships and feelings. 

After the assessment you will be offered a feedback session to discuss the findings and answer any questions you may have. You will be provided with a detailed report with individualised recommendations that can be shared with schools. This will include signposting to services and information sources. We understand that there is a lot of information to take in at the assessment, therefore, as part of our autism assessment package, we offer an optional follow-up appointment a month after to discuss any concerns or questions.

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