This is the assessment needed to access an autism diagnosis and possible autism specific resources( e.g in school ). It is multi-disciplinary , includes the ADOS and will be accepted by the HSE and schools.
Minimum age for this assessment is 31 months
This will involve two scheduled visits to the clinic.
This typically includes:
Play based assessment using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2(ADOS-2). Co-scoring by a second clinician(Speech & Language Therapist / Psychologist)
Structured parent interview using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised(ADIR)(Clinical psychologist)
Occupational Therapy Screening
Liason with other relevant professionals e.g. GP (as appropriate)
Information from school or pre-school if appropriate.
Detailed developmental history interview (Occupational Therapist / Psychologist)
Feedback to parent
MDT report with detailed recommendations for home and school.