School Based Assessment

As part of our multi-disciplinary approach to autism diagnostic assessment we, with your permission, invite a child's school or nursery to contribute to the assessment process.

We will write to your school's SENCO or your child's teacher to make them aware we have been instructed to assess your child for autism spectrum.  We will explain how we intend to do this and forward the required self assessments for your child's teacher to complete so that we can gain a good understanding of your child's teachers perspective. 

We following tools are provided to the school:


The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, now in its third edition, is one of the most widely used instruments for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the world.  Full guidence is provided.


The Social Responsivness Scale identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders

School Based Observation

If your child is under 7 years we will request an appointment for our Associate Speech and Language Therapist to visit and conduct a school-based observation.

If your child is under the age of 10 years, we will also arrange for our assistant psychologist to complete a school observation on behalf of The Practice | MK to further enhance our assessment process. Our assistant psychologist is specifically trained to complete such observations. 


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