We offer a comprehensive autism diagnostic service for both children and adults in Jersey and the Channel Islands. We acknowledge that there may be some anxiety associated with this process so we always endeavor to create a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere throughout the assessment.
Benefits of choosing us
We have a combined experience of over 30 years in the assessment and diagnosis of autism and social communication disorders.
We work in line with NICE guidance (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) which insists on a multi-agency approach to establish diagnosis - this ensures that any diagnosis is accepted by other agencies and valid for court purposes should this information be requested.
Our team consists of a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist. When required we can offer a sensory assessment via our Specialist Occupational Therapist. We can also arrange for a paediatrician to contribute to the assessment where additional medical information is needed to inform diagnosis.
We use the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale) and ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview) which are regarded widely as the gold standard assessment tools for autism.
We have close links with both public and private Education and Health care providers which enables us to give appropriate advice and signposting to ensure the necessary follow up and support is given after the assessment.
Please feel free to contact us for further information via email or for a confidential and informal enquiry on 07797890473.
Richard Boak Private Speech and Language Therapist Jersey, Channel Islands