Assessments

Cognitive (IQ) assessments are available for children (WISC-V), adolescents (WISC-V or WAIS-IV), and adults (WAIS-IV).

Adaptive behaviour assessments (Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scale 3rd edition) are available for children, adolescents and adults.

Academic or educational assessments are also available for children, adolescents and adults using the WIAT-IV.

Diagnostic assessments for adult ADHD are performed with a combination of self-report measures, informant report measures, and interviews using the DIVA-5. School reports are also reviewed as well as speaking to a parent or caregiver to understand if the early developmental signs of ADHD were present in childhood and adolescence.

Diagnostic assessments for autism are performed usually with a combination of self-report measures, informant report measures, semi-structured assessments using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2), and parent/caregiver interview using the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R). School reports are also reviewed.

For any diagnostic assessment, careful exploration of differential diagnoses, including exploring the impact of any trauma, is performed using other measures and interviews to minimise misdiagnosis and ensure co-occurring problems are identified.