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Adult Autism Assessment

Autism Assessment (people age 16+)

Are you worried that you may be autistic? Have you often felt different to other people and struggled to “fit in”, but have not understood why? Do you often feel exhausted and overwhelmed in some situations? From a young age have you used strategies to try to disguise or "mask" your social / communication difficulties? It may be that autism could help you understand your daily struggles. 

Dr Isobel Robb and her team use their experience, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive autism diagnosis assessments. We specialise in providing assessments for adults and children over 16. 

If you would like to complete an assessment to find out if you have a diagnosis of autism, here at Robb Psychology Kent we use tools that are “gold-standard” for ASD diagnosis.

Assessments can differ between each person and we tailor our assessments for each individual. However, a core assessment will usually include the following:

  • An initial free telephone or email consultation with a member of our team.
  • Initial questionaires for you to complete and a consultation with Dr Isobel Robb.  She will explore why you are seeking an assessment and ask you about the struggles you have been experiencing.  Once the initial consultation is complete, a decision is made between you and Isobel as to whether a full diagnosistic assessment is needed. 
  • The next step is the diagnostic assessment. This may include:
    • The Autism Diagnosic Interview (ADI-R). This is an in-depth interview with one or both parents or someone who is familiar with the person's developmental history and current circumstances (if available)
    • The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale–Revised (RAADS–R)
  • We also complete the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). This "gold-standard" tool assesses the persons communication and social interaction, and involves completing some activities and telling us about some areas of your life. 
  • Once the assessment is complete, a comprehensive diagnostic report is provided and feedback meeting is arranged with you. This is to discuss the outcome of the report, recommendations about steps you can take to help you manage in your day to day life, as well as ways in which other people may support you (e.g., at home or at work). This feedback meeting takes place within two weeks of the assessment. 
  • Following your assessment we are able to provide post-diagnostic support as required. 

If you would like to discuss the process, have any questions and would like to arrange an initial free telephone or email consultation, please do get in touch.

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