Private Autism Assessment & DiagnosisFast track Autism & Asperger testing for children and adults
- Private autism 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
Initial QuestionnaireAnalysis by Autism Expert
- Self referrals accepted
- Experienced autism consultant
- Only pay for initial stage
Assessment & ReportFace to face assessment
- 2-3 hour assessment
- Subsequent in depth report
- Get the diagnosis you need
Autism CounsellingUnderstand your diagnosis
- Ongoing specialist counselling
- Post diagnosis support
- No waiting unlike NHS
Autism Assessment & Diagnosis
A private autism assessment by an expert is important in enabling access to the right support. It can also provide an explanation for why certain things may be so difficult. If you are concerned that your son or daughter has autism, we recommend that you seek a diagnostic assessment from a professional immediately.
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 assessments. Our private diagnosis assessments can take away the stress of a long and frustrating wait, normally associated with a referral to a specialist.
You can self refer which means that you do not have to wait for the school or GP to make that decision for you.
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 on the autism spectrum.
It’s never too late to get a diagnosis. Some people with autism grow up without their condition being recognised, which is a common occurrence. 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, as well as claim benefits. In addition, it may simply provide answers for your personal discovery. More information can be found on the National Autistic Society Website.
The Assessment Process
All assessments and diagnostic services are carried out discreetly and no GP referral is needed.
Initially, you will be sent a comprehensive data collection tool. This provides information about the current condition and tendencies displayed. The data will then be analysed in detail by Dr Biddulph. The cost of 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 he identifies that a diagnosis of autism is not likely, he may 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 private 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. Counselling can help you understand the diagnosis and what it means for you going forward. It also enables you 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. We will then 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. Either choose to fill in our contact form, email your enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
“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
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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