Equal Strands offer multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment in line with NICE guidance for children and adults.

Included in the diagnostic assessment is:

  • Developmental history: this is an interview with someone who knows the child well such as a parent or carer. For diagnostic assessments with adults, we may use alternative ways of gathering this information.
  • Observation of your child at school, clubs or with their siblings.
  • Direct assessment such as Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
  • Social communication and social thinking (cognition) assessments.