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Some Diagnostic Tools We Use

These are some of the tools and questionnaires our clinicians are trained to use, to help confirm diagnosis, as our clinicians select from a range of up to 20 different diagnostic tools depending on case complexity.

 

You (or you and your child) might be given one or more of these forms or tests during the assessment process and/or during ongoing review appointments.

 

WAISS symptoms check list

This helps give a general view on detectable psychological difficulties.

 

BDI (for over 13s)

This screens for depression, it contains 21 multiple choice questions.

 

SNAP IV (for under 18s)

This is usually filled out by caregiver(s) and teacher(s) and it helps screen and confirm ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. It contains approximately 91 questions.

 

ADHD self-rating scales

This screens for ADHD, it contains 18 questions about symptoms.

 

Conners

Conners is an assessment tool designed to measure a range of behaviours in children from 6-18 years. It is a thorough assessment of ADHD and it's most common comorbid issues and disorders.

 

ADOS-2

This screens for Autism. It involves several activities (depending on the age of the patient) such as reading a book and playing etc. It also consists of a series of structured and semi-structured tasks that involve social interaction between the clinician and the patient. Before an ADOS-2 is undertaken, a patient must have first had at least an initial 60 minute appointment, to screen for comorbid conditions.

 

ADI-R

This screens for Autism. It is a computerized structured caregiver interview, regarding the early stages of the patient's life. It measures both symptom intensity and comorbidity across the Autism spectrum. Before an ADI-R is undertaken, a patient must have first had at least an initial 60 minute appointment to screen for comorbid conditions.

 

3Di-sv

This screens for Autism. It is a computerized structured interview usually carried out with the caregiver(s) of a child patient, regarding the early stages of the child patient's life. It measures both symptom intensity and comorbidity across the Autism spectrum. Before a 3Di-sv is undertaken, a patient must have first had at least an initial 60 minute appointment to screen for comorbid conditions.

 

BEARS

This screens for major sleep disorders affecting children from 2 to 18 years old.

 

C-YBOCS

This is a specific scale that focuses on obsessions and compulsions in children.

 

Young Mania Scale

This scale assesses when a patient's mood is excessively high.

 

BPRS

This helps screen for strange experiences that your child might be having, such as voices in their head or unusual thoughts.