Integrated Treatment Services have been providing  joined up therapy services throughout the last 7 years. Our therapists are highly skilled in working as part of a multi disciplinary team. They are able to holistically evaluate a client’s needs and work with multi professional colleagues to agree a single set of goals.

We have been consistently approached by families desperately trying to unravel and underpin the reasons for their child’s difficulties. We understand many families travel far and wide to access a diagnostic centre to assess their child’s needs. We are also approached by adults who have yet to receive a formal diagnosis and are desperate to clarify their issues and needs.

Many centres only assess on site and families are expected to attend the clinic for an intensive week. Families report that they struggle to get professional bodies such as Local Authorities to accept the diagnosis and therefore the process has been futile.

Find out what makes our assessment and diagnostic process different…


Paediatric Multi professional assessment route:

Our assessment involves 4 phases and can be completed within 5 weeks for national clients, and 2 weeks for international clients where school visiting arrangements for Phase 2 will not be required, but will be replaced by a community activity such as a visit to a soft play centre.

The 4 phase assessment:

  1. CLINIC ASSESSMENT: (Week 1) – Includes 0.5 hours case history & assessment discussion with the Paediatric Consultant and ONE Therapist, 1.5 hours formal and informal assessment with ONE therapist and 45 minutes Paediatric Consultant examination.
  2. COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT (home or school/preschool): (Week 2-3) – Includes 1.5 hours home visit or pre/school visit with ONE Therapist  
  3. MULTI PROFESSIONAL MEETING: (Week 4) Includes 1.5 hours Multi professional meeting including Paediatric Consultant, One Therapist, client’s Family plus invited professionals already involved with the client
  4. REPORT: (week 4-5): Family will receive a Multi Professional report outlining findings and initial recommendations in the form of targets. 

* If more than ONE therapist is required in addition to the Paediatric Consultant, costs will be reflected by the number of therapists involved.

* In most cases ONE Paediatric Consultant and ONE therapist can collate the multi professional assessment information, especially when a child has a team of statutory or Independent therapists involved with their case already.

Unlike other assessment centres we believe in assessing the client both within clinic using well respected informal and formal assessment tools and also within their community to gather a functional evaluation of their skills and to consider the generalisation of skills in environments where they are most comfortable.

We also ensure (with your consent) that all members of the client’s family and existing professional team (*both statutory professionals and Independent professionals) are included in the multi professional information collation.

We believe the above approach ensures the most thorough consideration of a client’s strengths and needs and should a diagnosis be reached, we find this is more readily accepted by those in authority.

Our therapy team use the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines;

Autism diagnosis in children and young people: Recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum, September 2011 [NICE clinical guideline 128]

Download Paediatric NICE Guidelines 

Adult Multi professional assessment route:

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Our assessment involves 4 phases and can be completed within 5 weeks for national clients, and 2 weeks for international clients where school visiting arrangements for Phase 2 will not be required, but will be replaced by a community activity of daily living such as shopping or visiting a cafe.

The 4 phase assessment:

  1. CLINIC ASSESSMENT: (Week 1) – Includes 0.5 hours case history & assessment discussion with the Clinical Psychologist and ONE Therapist, 1.5 hours formal and informal assessment with ONE therapist and 45 minutes Clinical Psychology evaluation.
  2. COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT (to be chosen by the adult): (Week 2-3) – Includes 1.5 hours visit with ONE Therapist  
  3. MULTI PROFESSIONAL MEETING: (Week 4) Includes 1.5 hours Multi professional meeting including client, Clinical Psychologist, ONE Therapist, client’s Family plus invited professionals already involved with the client
  4. REPORT: (week 4-5): Client and/or Client’s carers will receive a Multi Professional report outlining findings and initial recommendations in the form of targets. 

* If more than ONE therapist is required in addition to the Clinical Psychologist, costs will be reflected by the number of therapists involved.

* In most cases ONE Clinical Psychologist and ONE therapist can collate the multi professional assessment information, especially when an adult has a team of statutory or Independent therapists involved with their case already.

Unlike other assessment centres we believe in assessing the client both within clinic using well respected informal and formal assessment tools and also within their community to gather a functional evaluation of their skills and to consider the generalisation of skills in environments where they are most comfortable.

We believe the above approach ensures the most thorough consideration of a client’s strengths and needs and should a diagnosis be reached, we find this is more readily accepted by those in authority.

Our therapy team use the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines;

Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum, June 2012 [NICE clinical guideline 142]

Download Adult NICE Guidelines 

The Multi Professional Team

Our highly respected diagnostic team consists of Paediatric Consultants, Psychologists and Speech & Language Therapists. We will also involve our colleagues from other disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, on a needs led basis. Our team will fully consider a client’s strengths and needs and if there are any diagnostic indicators to draw together a multi professional diagnosis.

Our Multi Professional Team 


What our clients say….

I knew I had made the right choice (regarding MDT Assessment) and that our son was in good hands. My son was very comfortable with the environment as well as the professionals. So was I as a parent…the professionals were and are still approachable.

They have greatly helped my understanding of my son’s unique demands…he has developed tremendously and continues to improve.

As parents we ensure that besides us, the therapist, class teacher and nanny are also on the same page as regards his care and needs. Our son has settled into a confident rhythm.

The assessment has helped our relationship become stronger…he is confident knowing he is loved by those around him.

Mother of 3 y/o boy with ASD, living in Nigeria

Read Funlola’s full review 

Where is the assessment centre?

Spire Leicester

Gartree Rd

Leicester

LE2 2FF

Directions 

Community visits will be carried out by a therapist local to your home.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be referred to the Multi Professional Assessment Centre?

Our Multi Professional assessment centre referral route is suitable for clients with a more complex presentation and for those considering Multi Disciplinary Team diagnostic work.

Referrals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Neuro developmental disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Disorder
  • Global developmental delays
  • Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Behavioural Disorders
  • Dyspraxia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Selective Mutism
  • Obesity
  • Mood disorders and Psychological difficulties

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The important factor is that we are open to assessing a child’s strengths and needs and these factors may meet any number of diagnositic indicators. We will not assess for one diagnosis alone, we will use assessments to make a differential diagnosis that will help to draw the most accurate conclusions about your child.

We welcome referrals for children and adults of all ages.

 


What if my child only needs a full assessment by one professional?

Not all clients will require several professionals involved to support their assessment.

Our Head of Clinic can help you identify if a multi professional or single professional assessment route is required.

Single professional assessment route:

For clients requiring assessment with only one professional with possible referral pathways offered at a later point through their journey.

Assessment:

Assessment is identified with 1 of the following professionals:

  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  •  Music Therapist
  • Art Therapist
  • Play Therapist
  • Drama Therapist

The steps:

  1. Case history & assessment discussion with 1 clinically identified Therapist
  2. Therapist to undertake formal and informal assessment
  3. Assessment (this can last up to 2.5 hours)
  4. An assessment report can be written at your request or the therapist can feedback verbally


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Therapy sessions:

Follow up therapy within the same clinical field, to undertake:

  • 1;1 therapy sessions with the client
  • Setting up of paired/group work with the client
  • Environmental support of the client within their school setting, or within community activities
  • Home visits, clinic visits or school/nursery visits are available.
  • Therapy sessions usually last 1.5 hours to include therapy administration of case notes


To enquire about which assessment type is right for you, please get in touch and we will endeavour to assist you.

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