Autism Diagnosis & Assessment

Fast track Autism & Asperger testing for children and adults

 

  • Assessment and diagnosis- no referral needed
  • Self paying patients welcome
  • Short notice appointments in the West Midlands
  • Dr Biddulph provides detailed reports for children and adults
  • Helping you get the diagnosis and support you need

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Autism Assessment & Diagnosis

Formal autism diagnosis by an expert is important in enabling access to the right support, and an explanation for why certain things may be so difficult. You should seek a diagnosis from a professional immediately if you are concerned that your son or daughter has autism.

Summerfield Healthcare can offer you a quick and convenient appointment with our experienced Consultant Dr. John Biddulph, a specialist provider of autism and Asperger Syndrome diagnosis and assessment, taking away the stress of a long and frustrating wait normally associated with a referral to a specialist.

Diagnosis for Children and Adults

A diagnosis of autism is essential to your child’s progression, ensuring they are supported in their education and development. The diagnosis made is based on the range of features your child is displaying.

It’s never too late to get a diagnosis. Some people with autism grow up without their condition being recognised. Summerfield Healthcare can help adults of any age who may display autistic characteristics.

A diagnosis for an adult or child may also make it easier to access autism-specific services, enable access to support at school, claim benefits or simply provide answers for your personal discovery.

All assessment are carried out discreetly and no GP referral is needed.

The Assessment Process

Initially you will be sent a comprehensive data collection tool to provide information about the current condition and tendancies displayed which will be analysed in detail by Dr Biddulph. The cost for this process is £239.

Having reviewed the information provided Dr Biddulph will determine whether a diagnosis of autism is likely, referring to the NICE Clinical Guidelines. If Dr Biddulph identifies that a diagnosis of autism is not likely he will refer directly to another expert who he feels is in the best position to help.

If a diagnosis of autism is likely a 2-3 hour face to face assessment will be arranged. Following this assessment a comprehensive report is produced. The fee for assessment and report is £599.

Once your autism/aspergers diagnosis report is completed ongoing counselling is offered by Dr Biddulph to help you understand the diagnosis and what it means for you going forward, as well as enabling us to alleviate any concerns you have following the diagnosis. An hour long session is £119.

If you require further information to be sent to you prior to beginning the autism/aspergers diagnosis process, please contact Summerfield Healthcare and we will send over a confidential information sheet to help you in deciding to proceed.

Book An Autism Assessment Today

Self referring to our Autism Specialist is easy, choose to fill in the contact form, email your enquiry enquiries@summerfieldhealthcare.co.uk or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010. Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt & private manner.

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“John not only has an extraordinary insight into autism, he has the ability to articulate it superbly well. I would recommend him as a clinician to anyone who has any contact with a person on the spectrum or thinks they may be on the autism spectrum themselves.”

Autism Consultant & Senior University Lecturer

Dr John Biddulph

Dr John Biddulph

Autism Assessment Specialist

Dr Biddulph adheres to the guidelines issued by NICE regarding diagnosis of autism. He is able to offer diagnostic services for both children and adults in a sensitive, supportive and comprehensive diagnostic assessment process.

For the past 14 years he has been a freelance autism consultant and trainer.

Dr Biddulph is a visiting tutor for a Postgraduate Certificate course in Asperger Syndrome run jointly by the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University and an undergraduate course in Psychology.

He is an external examiner for PhD studies in autism.

Dr. Biddulph has attended and successfully completed a training course in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2 Clinical Reliability. UCL Institute of Child Health. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr John Biddulph does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr John Biddulph does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

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Our bookings team are available between 8.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am-3.00pm Saturdays.

If you require a chaperone for your appointment please ask on confirmation of booking or email paul@summerfieldhealthcare.co.uk who will arrange one for you.

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