Autism assessments broadly serve two purposes. Firstly, the assessment can determine whether or not someone has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Secondly, if an individual already has a diagnosis of autism, the assessment can provide more detailed information to aide with applications for services (e.g., NDIS) and creating an individual support plan.

At Calvert and Associates Psychology, Dr Fiona Calvert provides comprehensive assessments for neurodiverse children, adolescents, and adults. Dr Calvert’s assessment process includes diagnostic interviewing, test administration and interpretation, report preparation, and a feedback session. A comprehensive report is prepared after the assessment, which provides information on diagnosis, the individual’s strengths and problem areas, and recommendations about strategies and supports that may be of help.

Our Autism assessments typically use the ‘gold standard’ Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R). Other psychometric assessments may also be used, including intelligence testing, adaptive functioning measures, and mental health screeners. Every assessment is individualised for each person or family’s unique needs. The first step is an initial appointment (60 minutes), where Dr Calvert will collect relevant historical information and provide you with a preliminary plan for the comprehensive assessment.

Please contact our friendly reception team for more information about Autism assessments at our practice.