It is common for parents to request an initial assessment when they have some concerns but are not sure what kind of help they need. 

Initial assessments involve a detailed 90-minute consultation process:

  • discussion of concerns or questions
  • gathering information in key areas
  • complete screening questionnaires as appropriate
  • provide advice on next steps 
  • full written summary including recommendations


If an initial assessment leads to further direct assessment of the same child, e.g. a cognitive or neurodevelopmental assessment, the fee for the subsequent assessment is reduced by £250 to reflect the information already collected.