Child ADHD Assessment
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Child ASD Assessment
(ADOS (60 min) and ADIR (2 hours) need to be booked on separate days)
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.
If you’re not sure about what to expect from our ASD assessment process, why not discuss your concerns with our Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Deepak Parasuraman, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our private ASD clinic for children is under the expert guidance of Professor Ahmad Aurakzai and Dr Deepak Parasuraman, both Neurodevelopmental Paediatricians. Alongside we have Sarah Barker, our dedicated paediatric speech and language therapist. With such a wealth of experience and a detailed understanding of the nuances of autism spectrum disorders within children, they are able to accurately assess your child for a reliable diagnosis.
Professor Ahmad Aurakzai has in excess of 30 years of medical experience in Paediatrics, starting his training at Lady Reading Hospital/Postgraduate Medical Institute (LRH/PGMI) in Pakistan back in 1987. After passing his DCH diploma and MCPS examinations, he qualified with a gold medal and the President of Pakistan award from Khyber Medical College. After working alongside Ashfaq Ahmad Khan, the Dean of Khyber Medical College, Ahmad received a scholarship to undergo specialist training in the UK. It was at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff that he completed his training in General Paediatrics and Gastroenterology.
His work has taken him back to Peshawar’s Khyber Medical College and Teaching Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, further enhancing his experience as a team leader, mentor and clinician. In June 2002, Ahem migrated to the UK, practising as a Consultant Paediatrician and later taking on the as tutor at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health.
Dr Deepak Parasuraman is an experienced Paediatrician with a passion for delivering excellent care to children. Recently, he assumed the role of Clinical Services Lead for children's services at University Hospitals Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic, serving in this capacity until December 2022. In his private practice, Dr Deepak strives not only to administer medical treatment but also to establish comprehensive systems that assist both the child and their family.
After originally training as a General Paediatrician, Dr Deepak attained the position of Consultant in the West Midlands in 2013. His qualifications and affiliations include MBBS (India), DCH (London), MRCPCH/FRCPCH (London), as well as a Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability (Sheffield). Over the past 10 years, he has been actively working as an NHS Consultant, accumulating 21 years of experience in the UK and 24 years overall in the field of Paediatrics. His current areas of expertise encompass rare muscle disorders (Neuromuscular), Child Development, Neurodiversity, Neurodevelopment, Neurodisability, and Complex Medical Needs. Dr Deepak specialises in diagnosing, treating, and supporting children dealing with ADHD, Autism, general behavioural issues, sleep difficulties, seizures, as well as common challenges such as constipation and weight-related problems.
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 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.
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) 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:
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.
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:
(ADOS (60 min) and ADIR (2 hours) need to be booked on separate days)
Please inform us if:
You can schedule an ASD assessment 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.
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.
Yes, we can streamline all the care your child receives from our specialist paediatric ASD team with their NHS GP.
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.
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.
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