Package 6: Combined Adult Autism and ADHD Assessment
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is not merely viewed as a developmental disability, but as a unique neurodivergent journey that encompasses both children and adults. It manifests in distinct ways, such as difficulties in social communication, interactive patterns, repetitive behaviors, and sensory sensitivity. Rather than focusing solely on challenges, we appreciate these characteristics as valuable expressions of individuality, contributing to the richness of human experience.
Similarly, ADHD is understood not just as a neurodevelopmental disorder but as a dynamic expression of cognitive diversity. The persistent patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity are acknowledged within a framework that values the uniqueness they bring to an individual's life. We recognise that ADHD often coexists with ASD, and our assessments aim to provide a holistic understanding by exploring both aspects simultaneously.
Our commitment is to create a neuro-affirming space where differences are celebrated, strengths are highlighted, and challenges are approached with understanding and support. By embracing the distinctive qualities of each individual, we strive to empower them in navigating their homes, learning environments, workplaces, and community interactions with confidence and resilience. A dual assessment will provide an understanding of the cognitive strengths and areas of need, as well as provide a pathway for supports and necessary recommendations. Please note that this assessment does not guarantee a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD. The Adult Autism and ADHD Assessment package includes the following: Session 1: Adult Clinical DSM-5-TR Diagnostic ASD Intake Interview (2 hours) - Prior to your first appointment a series of questionnaires are required to be completed to further assess social skill and adaptive functioning. Session 2: Adult Clinical DSM-5-TR Diagnostic ADHD Intake Session (2 Hours) Session 3: Cognitive Assessment using WAIS-IV (2 Hours) - This is essential for an accurate diagnosis. Session 4: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2nd Edition (ADOS-2), Module 4 Testing (1 Hour) Session 5: ADHD Computerised Test (1 Hour) Involves both visual and auditory attention assessment Session 6: Feedback Session (1 Hour) A Comprehensive Autism & ADHD written report is provided as part of this package. Please note that there is a two to three week turn around for report writing. There is a four week turnaround for report writing if the assessment is completed with a Provisional Psychologist. You will be provided with this information at the time of booking an assessment. Based on 17 hours of clinician time, inclusive of a written report)A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking This assessment is not covered by Medicare. If you have private health insurance, please contact your provider to see how much they can cover for you. The private health code for assessment is 100