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Autism Assessment Services in Farnham, Surrey & surrounding areas

What do we provide?

What is included in each Assessment?

An in-depth developmental interview using the 3Di or ADI-R

An observational assessment using the ADOS-2

A full report

with recommendations

Optional feedback session to discuss findings & any recommended ongoing support

Autism Assessment Services in Farnham, Surrey & surrounding areas

Why have an Assessment
with us?

We only use highly specialist clinicians who have at least 10 years of experience working with autistic individuals within their clinical area. We follow NICE Guidelines to ensure the assessment can be accepted by the NHS, Local Authority and Mindworks. We have a dedicated clinician who is the single point of contact throughout the assessment process. They are on hand to answer any questions that may arise and ensure a person centred, supportive service.

 

We offer a short free phone consultation with the Clinical Director prior to booking in for any of our assessments.

We provide a calm and safe space.

Our clinic is within a tranquil setting in South Farnham with plenty of parking. The space is within an annexe and so has a homely feel. There is a large waiting room, outdoor seating area and toilet facilities.

Autism Assessment Clinic

Meet the Team

Lisa Mayatt -Speech and Language Therapist

Lisa Mayatt

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lisa is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and also the Founder and Clinical Director of Autism Assessments Farnham. Lisa receives all initial screening calls and is the dedicated point of contact for all families throughout the assessment process.

Lisa has worked extensively within the NHS and Local Authority, most recently as a Team Lead for Surrey County Council until January 2023 when she moved fully into private practice. Lisa has been administering ADOS-2 assessments since 2016 and is also trained in the ADI-R and 3Di. She has a particular interest in the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile and also the presentation of autism in girls and young women.

Lisa also works as an Expert Witness for Speech and Language Therapy tribunals (see her Speech Therapy Farnham website for more information) and has a number of Local Authority contracts for supporting autistic children and young people within educational settings.

Dr Joseph Chukwu

Dr Joseph Chukwu

Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician

Joseph currently works as a community paediatrician within the NHS. He has extensive experience of Autism and ADHD assessments and is trained in the ADOS-2, ADI-R and 3Di. Dr Chukwu joined Autism Assessments Farnham when it was founded in October 2022.

 

Dr Chukwu assesses for Autism and ADHD for the under 18 service.

There are a limited number of spaces for standalone ADHD assessments. Do get in touch to enquire about the availability of these.

Dr Aimee Hayter

Dr Aimee Hayter

Clinical Psychologist

Aimee has 20 years of experience within academia, NHS and private practice working with neurodivergent people across the lifespan, from school age (within specialist schools) to those entering retirement.

 

She specialises in neuropsychology and has a particular interest in providing psychological assessment (including ADOS-2), interventions and consultation for those who appreciate that their brains work differently from others and find living in a world designed for neurotypical people challenging at times.

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Dr Joanna Phillips

Clinical Psychologist

Joanna is a highly skilled clinical psychologist with a specialist interest in working therapeutically with clients impacted by anxiety and trauma in their lives, experienced in supporting neurodiverse young people and their families in this clinical work.
 

Joanna is trained in the ADOS-2 and is experienced in autism assessment, having held roles within multidisciplinary teams as an autism assessor across Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), paediatric NHS services and the private sector.

Joanna has a particular interest in the presentation of autism in girls and young women.

Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper

Highly Specialist SLT & Autism Specialist

Karen is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with a particular Specialism in Autism. She has worked within an Independent Specialist School, the NHS and the Local Authority over the last 25 years, with 20 years experience working within diagnostic multidisciplinary teams. She completed ADOS-2 training in 2016 and regularly administers this observational assessment as part of the diagnostic process.

 

Karen supports the multidisciplinary team at Autism Assessments Farnham by jointly completing ADOS-2 assessment with children and young adults.

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