Re-centre’s Child Comprehensive Assessment pathway is for parents who would like a broad and comprehensive assessment to incorporate ADHD, cognitive functioning (including exploring possible Intellectual Disability), Autism Spectrum (ASD/C), mental health and other things that might influence and contribute to any concerns such as trauma, learnt behaviour and family relations.
Whilst the ADHD assessment and ASD/C assessments are detailed and comprehensive, this assessment pathway is the most comprehensive as it always includes a brief cognitive assessment. Sometimes parents might start on the ADHD pathway and through discussion then go onto the ASD/C or the child comprehensive assessment pathway if a more assessment is required (the ASD/C pathway chosen if there is strong suspicion of ASD/C).
The assessment includes:
- Group discussion with child and the parents/carers
- Direct assessment of the child using e.g. cognitive assessment, interview and play based assessment
- Separate in-depth interview with the parents/carers
- if required and when agreed short discussion with other professionals involved e.g. teachers