Assessment

At the Emotions Clinic Australia, Dr Belinda Ratcliffe and her team provides ‘gold standard’ assessment diagnosis and therapy services for individuals (from babies through to adulthood) with or suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability or other developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health.

 

A comprehensive autism assessment may include*:

  • Session 1: IQ testing (e.g. WISC) (2 hours) (Child only)
  • Session 2: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) (2 hours) (Child only)
  • Session 3: Autism Diagnostic Interview -Revised (ADI-R) (3 hours) (Parents/carers only)
  • Assessment of adaptive function/behaviour emotion-behaviour rating (1 hour) (Parents/carers/teachers complete forms)
  • Comprehensive diagnostic report (including recommendations) (4 hours)
  • Session 4: Report face-to-face feedback session (Parents/carers only) (1 hour)

At the Emotions Clinic all Autism Assessments including screening and assessment for common co-occurring mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression).

 

A cognitive/functional or review assessment may involve*:

  • Session 1: IQ testing (2 hours) (Child only)
  • Session 2: Parent/carer developmental history interview (2 hours) (parents/carers only)
  • Assessment of adaptive function/emotion- behaviour rating (1 hour) (Parents/carers/teachers complete forms)
  • Comprehensive report (3 hours)
  • Session 3: Report face-to-face parent feedback session (1 hour)

At the Emotions Clinic all IQ/Functional/Review Assessments include screening and assessment for common co-occurring mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression).

 

A comprehensive assessment for autism assessment and giftedness (twice exceptional) may include*:

  • Session 1: IQ testing (e.g. WISC) (2 hours) (Child only)
  • Session 2: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) (2 hours) (Child only)
  • Session 3: Autism Diagnostic Interview -Revised (ADI-R) (3 hours) (Parents/carers only)
  • Assessment of adaptive function/behaviour emotion-behaviour rating (1 hour) (Parents/carers/teachers complete forms)
  • Comprehensive diagnostic report (including recommendations) (4 hours)
  • Session 4: Report face-to-face feedback session (Parents/carers only) (1 hour)

At the Emotions Clinic all Autism Assessments including screening and assessment for common co-occurring mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression).

 

*After an initial assessment, all patients are provided with an individual plan for their assessment based on their own needs.