Autism Diagnostic Assessment Team (ADAT)

At The Practice | MK our Clinical Director and Principal Forensic Psychologist, Katherine Goodsell holds responsibility for the Diagnostic Team. 

Every autism spectrum diagnostic assessment is tailored to the needs of the individual. We strictly adhere to current diagnostic guidelines which allows our reports to be accepted by local authorities and the NHS.  


Multi Disciplinary Team

Our 'child' and 'young persons' autism diagnostic assessments are completed by our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of:

  • Lead psychologist
  • Clinical or forensic psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Assistant Psychologist, MSc, BSc

Each child or young person is unique and as such their diagnostic assessment is individually tailored to meet their specific needs. Your child may not see all of our MDT as we will build the team around your child.

If your child is under the age of 5 years, it will be necessary for him or her to have been seen by a paediatrician prior to our team undertaking an autism spectrum assessment. This is so that your paediatrician can consider other medical factors and conditons.