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Assessment Types
 

Initial Screening and Consultation 

 

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We recommend setting up an initial meeting with our specialists in our London clinic. In this first meeting, we will talk with you or the patient in question to understand and assess the situation at hand, the factors contributing to it and how the difficulties are impacting everyday life. This will help us to ascertain the way forward.

 

What it will involve

The screening and consultation focuses on ascertaining the direction of difficulties before comprehensive testing is recommended. It involves a structured clinical interview with the patient as well as a parent/carer of the patient who can comment on the patient's childhood development. The interview with the parent/carer can be conducted over the phone or Skype if the parent/carer is unable to attend on the day of the appointment.

   

The Consultation & Screening Process

The screening and consultation last 1.5 hours. The process will involve:

  • Discussion of patient's struggles guided through structured questions

  • If parent/carer present, discussion of childhood development through a structured questionnaire

  • Completion of screening questionnaires

The patient will be asked to provide the following:

  • Completed questionnaires which will be emailed when appointment is confirmed

  • School/college reports

  • Any previous psychometric and psychological assessment reports

These can be emailed back or photocopies to be returned on the day of the appointment. A comprehensive report outlining the results of the testing process, diagnosis and how the patient meets/does not meet criteria and treatment recommendations will be provided.To find out more or book this consultation, please contact FFCI administration. Email: info@ffci.org.uk or fill out the form below

 

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    Tailored Assessment Package 

     

    When the nature of the assessment to be undertaken is unclear, however a comprehensive psychological evaluation is required, we offer a brief telephone conversation in order to ascertain your assessment needs. Following this a tailor-made assessment package will be built in order to address the concerns of the individual. Special packages can also be offered to schools and other organisations.

     

    What it will involve

    The screening and consultation focuses on ascertaining the direction of difficulties before comprehensive testing is recommended. It involves a structured clinical interview with the patient as well as a parent/carer of the patient who can comment on the patient's childhood development. The interview with the parent/carer can be conducted over the phone or Skype if the parent/carer is unable to attend on the day of the appointment.

     

    To find out more or book this consultation, please contact FFCI administration. Email: info@ffci.org.uk or fill out the form below

     

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      Neuro-cognitive Assessments with Psychological Formulation 

       

      The assessment focuses on identifying behavioural and neuro-cogntive concerns in individuals. Assessment and diagnosis will provide a general overview as well as in-depth diagnosis of neuro-cognitive concerns. This would aid treatment planning and monitoring.The assessment comprises of subtests that focus on major areas of cognition:

      • Attention/Concentration

      • Reasoning/Conceptual Shift

      • Verbal Fluency

      • Language

      • Praxis

      • Spatial Processing

      • Immediate Memory Recall

      • Delayed Memory Recall

      • Delayed Memory Recognition

      • Expression of Emotion

       

      The Assessment Process

      The assessment lasts 2 hours. The process will involve:

      • Testing through completion of psychometric questionnaire

      • Discussion of patient's struggles guided through structured questions

      The patient will be asked to provide the following:

      • Completed questionnaires which will be emailed when appointment is confirmed

      • Any previous psychometric and psychological assessment reports

      • Any medical reports relevant to neuro-cognitive and psychological functioning

      These can be emailed back or photocopies to be returned on the day of the appointment.

       

      To find out more or book this consultation, please contact FFCI administration. Email: info@ffci.org.uk or fill out the form below

       

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        Assessment of Neuro-Development Spectrum (Screening across the spectrum)  

         

        This is a specialist screening of the Neuro-Developmental Disorder Spectrum when the nature of difficulties are not clear and directive towards any specific condition. The patient will be screened for the whole spectrum of neuro-developmental difficulties - Intellectual Developmental Disorders, Communication Disorders (including Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Motor Disorders and Tic Disorders. The assessment comprises of psychometric testing and a structured clinical interview with the patient as well as a parent/carer of the patient who can comment on the patient's childhood development. The interview with the parent/carer can be conducted over the phone or Skype if the parent/carer is unable to attend on the day of the appointment.

         

        The Assessment Process

        The assessment lasts 2 hours. The process will involve:

        • Testing through completion of psychometric questionnaire

        • Discussion of patient's struggles guided through structured questions

        • If parent/carer present, discussion of childhood development through a structured questionnaire

        The patient will be asked to provide the following:

        • Completed questionnaires which will be emailed when appointment is confirmed

        • School/college reports

        • Any previous psychometric and psychological assessment reports

        These can be emailed back or photocopies to be returned on the day of the appointment.   To find out more or book this consultation, please contact FFCI administration. Email: info@ffci.org.uk or fill out the form below

         

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          Brain Imaging/EEQ

          Please watch this space for our service offering Brain Imaging/EEG Assessments. We are working on introducing this service shortly.

          What it will involve:

          Brain Imaging/EEG is the latest technologically advanced method of assessments which provides comprehensive information on brain areas and their functioning through the use of electrophysiological markers. This aids clinicians towards the following:
          • A comprehensive assessment for a full diagnosis of symptoms and difficulties in addition to neuropsychological and neurocognitive assessments.
          • A personalized medicine approach to identify the best way forward with medication and therapy.
          • To chose the most appropriate neurofeedback protocol for "brain training".

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