Autism Assessment

Private Autism Assessments

We have become aware that some parents wish to take up a private assessment. East Sussex Healthcare offers a high quality autism assessment equivalent to that offered within the NHS. This also links well with other parts of the service for children being assessed and under our care and would have advantages for the children.

The assessments

The assessments will take place on the Scott Unit within Eastbourne DGH.

There are three types of assessment on offer:

  1. Paediatrician initial assessment (Stage 1): In which the Paediatrician speaks with the family about detailed developmental history and examines the child to possibly conclude a diagnosis or make recommendations for further assessment. The cost for this is £950.
  2. ADOS assessment only (Stage 2): In which a Pediatrician and Speech and Language Therapist make a combined observation of the child to conclude the assessment. This assessment requires a prior developmental history and assessment, or equivalent, to have been carried out. The cost for this is £1150.
  3. Combined full assessment (Combined stage 1 and 2 package): In which the Paediatrician and Speech and Language Therapist or Psychologist work together to gain full developmental history, examination and ADOS observation of the child. The cost for this is £1700.

The assessments will be as robust and thorough as those currently conducted within Community Paediatrics. The Paediatricians and Therapists are those employed within the NHS during the week.

Close liaison will ensure that the results of these assessments will be integral to the NHS record which will have benefits for communication to other agencies and professionals, and continuity of care for your child.

The Fees

The Paediatrician initial assessment (Stage 1): £950.

ADOS assessment only (Stage 2): £1150.

Combined full assessment (Combined Stage 1 and 2 package): £1700.

For More Information

For further information, or to book an appointment, please contact: 01323 413982 (office hours Monday to Friday 8 am to 5.30 pm). Alternatively you can email the Michelham Unit