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Autism Spectrum Diagnostic Assessments

Is your child showing early characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) You can reach out to us to discuss an Autism Diagnostic Assessment.

What is an Autism Diagnostic Assessment?

An Autism Diagnostic Assessment can determine whether your child has ASD. We provide these at our speech therapy clinics in Success and Shenton Park, within Perth WA.

How does my child receive an Autism Diagnosis?

In Perth, Western Australia, the first step is to ensure you have a referral from your paediatrician.

From there, diagnosing ASD involves assessments from three specialists trained in The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS):

  • A paediatrician,
  • A psychologist,
  • A speech pathologist.

At Kid Speak Perth, we provide the Speech Pathology component of this assessment. This is separated into two assessment sessions. First, we complete a structured interview with parents or caregivers. Second, a Speech Pathologist will work with your child to complete the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). This is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ ASD assessment tool.

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Our Autism Diagnostic Services

Are you concerned that your child may need an assessment, yet haven’t been to a paediatrician? You can always visit us first.

We can speak to you and informally assess your child to determine whether they may be showing clinical traits of ASD. From there, we can discuss whether pursuing an Autism Diagnostic Assessment would be beneficial.

Some rebates may be available through your paediatrician.

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