Private Autism Assessment for Children in Birmingham

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Our private paediatric ASD clinic in Birmingham offers professional autism testing for children. At Midland Health, we can provide your child with a comprehensive diagnosis through our ASD testing, led by specialist paediatricians who specialise in neurodevelopment. Upon a confirmed diagnosis, we are also able to offer options for treating and managing any symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder, including for children with Asperger’s syndrome.

It all starts with an initial consultation between you, your child, and our experienced paediatric neurodevelopment specialist. From here, our team will be able to offer ASD testing in the options of ADOS and ADIR assessments. They will continue to work closely with your child through follow-up appointments and medical treatments, offering psychological support throughout. 

Book Your Free 10-Minute Paediatric ASD Consultation

If you’re not sure about what to expect from our ASD assessment process, why not discuss your concerns with our Consultant Paediatrician or our GP and Medical Director, Dr Rupa Parmar? Chat with them and learn more about our ASD tests for children.

There’s no need to arrange a GP referral, simply click the link below to arrange your child’s private autism consultation with a specialist ASD psychiatrist in Birmingham.

How Our Paediatric ASD Team Can Help

At Midland Health, we provide ourselves on providing a comprehensive ASD service centring around reliable paediatric ASD assessments by professional specialists. Another focus of ours is the management of ASD cases, including support for the child’s parents and time with a speech and language  therapist.

Our ASD Diagnostic Assessments

Arranging a paediatric ASD assessment at our private clinic in Birmingham, your child will be considered across multiple encounters. Whether your child is showing signs of ASD or another psychological disorder is carefully considered by our expert’s wealth of experience, using an ADOS assessment and an ADIR interview.

Part One: ADOS Assessment 

An initial hour meeting will be arranged to carry out an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS assessment). This session is semi-structured and takes place to observe your child’s interactions with their family and toys. It is a standardised assessment used to give an ASD professional insight into your child’s social interaction, imaginative play and communication skills.

Part Two: ADIR Interview

Next comes the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADIR). Before this interview takes place with another ASD specialist, additional information will need to be provided, including your child’s school report. An interview can then be carried out with the child’s parents.

Once both the ADOS assessment and ADIR interview have taken place, a follow-up consultation will be scheduled. All confirmed autism diagnoses are backed up by continuous performance tests that allow objective and reliable data to be collected. These results act as a baseline metric in order to assess your child’s ASD symptoms. If ASD is identified, our paediatric ASD experts will be able to use their observations to help provide you with the next steps in managing and treating your child’s ASD. 

Meet Our Paediatric ASD Team

Sarah Barker, Speech and Language Therapist at Midland Health's Birmingham ASD clinic

Sarah Barker, Speech and Language Therapist

Sarah is registered with both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and The Health Professions Council (HCPC) and has over 15 years of experience helping children and adults overcome their difficulties with communication.

Whether these communication difficulties stem from a mental health disorder, learning disabilities or Autism, Sarah has also qualified within the coding and administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Version 2 (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R). In addition to postgraduate courses within Trauma, Autism, Mental Health and Vulnerable Children in the Justice System, as well as Working with Defendants and Vulnerable Adults/Children in Family Courts.

Cynthia Ewers-Cobb, Speech and Language Therapist at Midland Health's Birmingham ASD clinic

Cynthia Ewers-Cobb, Speech and Language Therapist

Cynthia is a dually qualified Speech and Language Therapist registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst registered with the Behaviour Analytic Certification Board and Society of Behaviour Analysts UK.

She has worked with children and young people for over a decade in the areas of autism, learning disabilities, social and emotional needs, challenging behaviour and positive behaviour support. Cynthia has extensive experience assessing challenging behaviour and supporting individuals, parents, community groups and schools with both communication and positive behaviour strategies.

Becci Wilkins, Paediatric Neurodiversity Nurse

Becci is a registered Paediatric Nurse with a First Class Bachelor's Degree. She has a distinguished background, having led an award-winning ADHD service within the NHS, where she gained extensive expertise in clinical pathway design and management. Becci excels in conducting thorough assessments, delivering expert nursing interventions, and offering invaluable guidance to patients and their families.

As a true advocate for ADHD awareness, Becci possesses a deep understanding of the ADHD mindset. She is passionate about ensuring children and young people receive early diagnosis and effective treatment, empowering them to harness the positive attributes and strengths associated with ADHD. Becci strongly believes in collaborative healthcare, prioritising patient involvement to ensure they play an active role in their own health and well-being.

Our paediatric ASD team understands the emotional stress this process can put on a family. That is why they will also offer support to you during this time, ensuring you understand all the necessary steps and what’s coming next for your child after a diagnosis. With Midland Health’s private ASD clinic, you won’t be alone.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): The Symptoms

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present a wide range of symptoms that are explained by an even broader diagnostic category. These conditions can be categorised under the umbrella of pervasive developmental disorders, affecting your child’s neurodevelopment and lasting throughout their adult life. ASD occurs due to differences in the brain that trigger developmental disabilities. Some of which can have negative impacts on your child’s developmental ability, behaviour and social skills.

If your child receives a confirmed ASD diagnosis, they may have one of the following lifelong conditions:

  • Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • NOS Autism (Not Otherwise Specified)

You may feel the need to arrange a private ASD assessment if your child is demonstrating difficulty communicating, expresses anxious behaviour in unfamiliar environments, displays repetitive habits and behaviours, or seems to struggle with new information.

Why Should You Choose Midland Health’s ASD Specialists?

If you are concerned about your child’s behaviour and need a specialist ASD assessment, arrange an appointment at our private clinic in Birmingham. At Midland Health, we have already helped so many parents to understand their child’s behaviours with an ASD diagnosis. 

Parents come to us for ASD advice as our ASD clinic champions:

  • ASD services led by Neurodevelopmental Paediatricians 
  • Autism testing for children and adolescents
  • Providing psychological support for parents
  • Advice for ASD management
  • Appointments at short notice and without referrals
  • A state-of-the-art private ASD clinic in Birmingham


Child ADHD Assessment


(2 hours)

Child Follow Up ADHD Appointment


(30 min)

Child ASD Assessment


(ADOS (60 min) and ADIR (2 hours) need to be booked on separate days)

Child Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician New Consultation


(60 min)

Introductory Free 10-Minute Call for ASD Consultation


Please inform us if:

  • You currently have a substance misuse problem?
  • You have a diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder?
  • You have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia? 
  • You have a Learning Disability?
  • You have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder?

Step 1. Enquiry and Response

We receive an enquiry by parent about ASD assessment, then our team will respond and explain the process.

Step 2. Booking Appointment

50% deposit taken at the time of booking.

Step 3. Further Information

Our neurodiversity team will send you the questionnaires that need completing by the school and parents 1 week prior the first appointment.

Step 4. Payment

Full payment will be required 1 week prior the first appointment.

Step 5. Appointments

ADIR (Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised)- This is one of the most widely used diagnostic algorithms in determining whether children have autism or autism spectrum disorder. This is essentially an interview with the parents and it is performed online with our Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician. (1.5 hour interview).

ADOS- This is a semi-structured standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play. It will be dace to face with your child and our Speech and Language Therapist. (1 hour assessment).

There is not an order for the above appointments, parents can decide which one is more suitable for them to start with depending on their availability- those must be close to each other.

Step 6. Multidisciplinary team meeting

Both of our consultant specialists will discuss the findings of both appointments to write your child ASD Report.

Step 7. Second appointment

Once the draft report is ready, you will be contacted to arrange a follow up appointment to discuss the findings- this will happen in around 4 weeks from the last appointment.
Your child must be present at the appointment. (30min appointment).

Step 8. Report and conclusion

You will receive the written report within 4-6 weeks from your last appointment - usually after the follow up has happened and the report has been discussed with the Consultant.

Book Your Private Paediatric ASD Assessment

You can schedule autism testing for your child in Birmingham with our expert paediatric team, using the link below to submit your enquiry. There is no need for a GP referral, simply select the next most convenient date for you and your child. With our pay-as-you-go autism testing service, you can book a private ASD assessment to suit you, we also offer the same-day or next-day appointments, subject to availability.

Find Our Private ASD Clinic in Birmingham

You can find our modern, newly-refurbished private ASD clinic in Birmingham. Located on the outskirts of the city centre, our innovative centre is within the Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston Village. Here you will find all our ASD professionals and specialists who carry out our ASD assessments and consultations.

Visit our private clinic today at Highfield Clinic, 23a Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DP. Simply look out for the listed, Georgian building.


Will you share the report with our Child’s NHS GP?

Yes, we can streamline all the care your child receives from our specialist paediatric ASD team with their NHS GP.

What other services do you offer to support children with ASD?

In addition to the speech and language therapy that is on offer through the expertise of our paediatric ASD team, we also offer CBT therapy. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers children with ASD support in regaining control of their emotions, thoughts and actions. Through a number of sessions, our specialist can work with your child helping them to find new ways of coping with their autism spectrum disorder. For some their ASD manifests in obsessive-compulsive behaviours. These sessions, for example, enable your child to learn ways to manage these actions, helping them to understand and even overcome this need.

When will we receive our Autism Assessment Report?

Once all the necessary steps of the paediatric ASD assessment have been completed, our autism specialists will dedicate time to producing an Autism Assessment Report. We understand the urgency parents feel in knowing their child’s results, so our team works hard to get these reports to you as soon as possible. In some cases, the process can take up to 6 weeks.

We have translators available for your appointment.

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