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Young person autism assessment

Assessment process

We provide a comprehensive and streamlined diagnostic assessment pathway for children and young people. Our young person autism assessments are usually split across two appointments. One of the appointments is with a clinical psychologist and one is with a highly specialist speech and language therapist. 

Young person autism assessments include:

  • Initial screening questionnaires and preliminary information gathering, e.g. about the current concerns, family history and developmental history
  • In-depth interview with the child’s parent(s) or caregiver, including developmental history. This can be either online or in person
  • Observation of the child at our clinic in Whitstable, Kent, using the ADOS-2
  • Liaison with your young person’s teaching staff, including potential for school observation, if appropriate
  • Review of any available school/professional/clinical reports
  • Multidisciplinary clinical discussion to discuss differential diagnosis
  • Feedback meeting to discuss the outcome and recommendations
  • A comprehensive report including recommendations to support your child to achieve their full potential. Our reports are recognised by the NHS and other statutory organisations


    For face-to-face appointments we are in Whitstable, Kent, which is within easy reach of Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Medway, Ashford, Sittingbourne, Thanet, Dover and Deal. We also offer online consultations. Please contact us for further information or to arrange an initial consultation on 01227 656953 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For further information please contact us on: Telephone: 01227 656953  Email: info@autismkent.co.uk.



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