AD(H)D Assessment

You may have landed here because you have been told, or have been wondering if your child has AD(H)D.
The information here may be helpful for you and your family regardless of where you are on your journey.

(Although I am an AD(H)D specialist, I am also able to assess for Autism using ADOS - 2.)

I work with the amazing team at Autism ADHD Test Ltd who are based in Birmingham.
We are a national organisation, which means that we have assessors we can refer you to if you are not in Kent.

To book a 30 minute conversation please email me here

Bronze Assessment Package

I offer assessment for either AD(H)D or combined Autism AD(H)D assessment.

ADHD Assessment £1500
Combined Assessment £2000

After your assessment you will receive a report detailing the findings of the assessment and recommendations for support local to you.

To book a 30 minute consultation click here

Silver Assessment Package

As per the Bronze Assessment Package

As a teacher and ADHD specialist I am able to write a detailed letter to your child's school that will make suggestions on what support, advice and practical strategies would help your child both in the classroom and during unstructured times, for example lunch times.

ADHD Silver Assessment Package
Assessment plus specialised report letter to your child's school.

Cost: Assessment cost plus additional £500 for specialised report to your child's school.

To book a 30 minute consultation click here

Gold Assessment Package

As per the Silver Assessement Package.

With this package I am able to offer you bespoke parental support for you and your child.

Within this 3 month support, we will work through strategies and techniques that will help you and your child.  These sessions will help to develop robust strategies for your child so that they are able to thrive throughout their day and not fall into surviving techniques that can often leave them exhausted and burnt out from navigating their day to day life.

These sessions will also allow you as a parent to have a more in depth understanding of what your child's world looks like and how you can best support them so that they are able to thrive in all areas of their life.  

ADHD Gold Assessment package
Specialised report letter to your child's school
6 x 1 hour sessions
Cost:  Assessment cost plus additional £1500 for above mentioned support.

To book a 30 minute consultation click here

What an assessment for Attention deficit disorder (AD(H)D) looks like
 - Initial telephone/zoom consultation
 - QB Check computer assessment and appropriate psychological screening tools eg Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) and, in line with NICE guidance,
 - an assessment of the person’s needs, co-existing conditions, social, familial and educational or occupational circumstances, and physical health
 - Summary discussion with the multi-disciplinary team
 - Production of the assessment report
 - Follow up session with a therapist
 - Scheduling of a feedback appointment with links to support that I can offer you and sign posting to other services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We do an assessment for diagnosis, using the gold standard (ADOS-2 Autism assessment), and National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) screening tools. The assessment for diagnosis will state whether you meet the diagnosis threshold for Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

The first thing you need to do is to contact me and book in an initial 30 minute consultation.

During this consultation I will ask you some questions to see if an assessment is the right path for you (AQ10).
From here, I will then arrange a date and time for your assessment; this will take place face-to-face.

We understand that some services offer remote assessments, however ADOS-2 (Autism) has not been validated for remote assessments  and therefore a face-to-face assessment is required to gather suitable evidence and to preserve the integrity of the assessment process.  

If you wish to use the payment plan for your assessment you will be asked to sign an agreement for the payment plan, as well as completing a standing order for your payment details.  (This is handled by the over arching company Autism ADHD Ltd and not Jo Mitchelhill Coaching).

 Once your assessment has been completed, the multidisciplinary team will discuss your case to ensure consistency on the assessment decision.

We will produce a report which we will forward to you for your review.

We will then discuss the report with you and ensure you are clear on what the next steps are.
You will notice our report includes references to support groups, benefits, and social media listings, which may well be beneficial for you.

From when you initially contact us, your assessment is normally booked in for approximately 3 weeks.
Once your assessment is complete it will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete your assessment report.
Therefore, the total timeframe approximately 6 weeks from start to finish.

Joint assessment £2000

ADD only assessment £1500

For the assessments - yes

For all additional services payment options can be discussed on an individual basis.

Then you only need to pay £1500.
That’s £350 on day of assessment followed by 10 monthly payments of £115

You can use the report to access reasonable adjustments under the 2010 Equality Act, to enable you to function better in your workplace.

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To access medication, you will need to take your report to your GP, they will forward this to the local NHS ADHD service. This report will allow them to access support for you. However, some NHS services will still insist on doing their own report, if this happens in your area, we strongly advise you to raise a concern with the local PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service), as well as contacting your local MP. We use exactly the same tools as recommended in the NICE guidance. Assessments are conducted to the same standards, though some NHS local services state they will not accept a private assessment. We fully believe in the right to complain to access the help and support that you or your child needs. Some of our clients utilise the reports to access medication privately, whilst they are waiting for their local NHS service.

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