The aim of an Adult Autism Assessment is to explore a person’s developmental profile and determine whether they meet diagnostic criteria for Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism is classified as an innate, neuro-developmental condition that affects the brain and its processes. Please note, Asperger syndrome is now diagnosed as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autistic people can have difficulty relating to people and understanding their emotions. They may have inflexible thought patterns and carry out repetitive actions.
However, with the appropriate support, autistic people can successfully learn how to understand and regulate their emotions.
You may choose to seek a diagnosis for suspected ASD if:
- You have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or intellectual disability during childhood or adolescence but think that you may have ASD.
- You have struggled with feeling socially isolated and different.
- Your child or other family member has been diagnosed with ASD and some of the characteristics of autism sound familiar to you.
The ASD testing carefully assesses you in the following areas:
- Developmental history
- Social skills and communication
- Restricted and repetitive interests and obsessionally
- Stereotyped patterns of behaviour
- Memory and attention
How long does the test take?
The screening and psychological assessments take place over 3 consultations and includes a final report and recommendations for future treatment. Further medical assessments may be required through your GP and medical clinic.