Neurodevelopmental assessment

At CATS we are able to provide NICE compliant neurodevelopmental assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit (and Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD and ADHD), Learning Disability and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

My child needs a neurodevelopmental assessment what do I need to do?

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    Make a referral.

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    The clinical team will review the information and make sure we are the right service for your child.

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    If we are not the right service for your child we will email you with suggestions for a more appropriate service.

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    If we are the right service we will send you a consent form to complete followed by an invoice for the initial appointment.
    Multidisciplinary assessment
    Initial assessment

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    Once your invoice is paid we will email you an appointment, ask you to confirm you can attend and ask for an email address for your child’s school.

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    We will request school complete a form prior to the initial appointment.

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    You will receive a letter after your initial appointment detailing the discussion and the plan for further assessment and an invoice for further assessment.

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    Once the further assessment invoice is paid (please ask if you wish to pay in instalments) we will arrange the further assessments as agreed with you at the initial appointment. Please see descriptions of the assessments here.

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    We don’t send separate reports between appointments, you will receive them all as a final report once the assessments are complete. This will detail all the assessments and include a summary of the clinical team’s findings. You can share this report with your GP, and child’s school. You can submit a copy as evidence for an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) if required.

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    You can have a virtual feedback meeting to discuss your child’s assessment with a member of the clinical team if you wish, this is at an additional cost and is optional.

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    If your child receives a diagnosis of ADHD, you may wish to see a consultant to consider medication. It is important to note that medication is not suitable for everyone. Ongoing follow-up for ADHD is an additional cost and is optional. You may wish to take your final report to your GP and be referred to the NHS ADHD service.


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