At Innerwise Clinical Psychology, we provide neuro-diversity affirming assessment and supports for Autistic people. We assess ‘internalised’ or ‘masked’ Autism profiles for people who do not fit mainstream stereotypes. We understand Autistic neurotypes as different expressions of normal human functioning rather than developmental deficits or disorders, whilst recognising that neurodivergent people experience challenges due to the incompatibility between their neurology and the demands of a neurotypical society.

We focus on a person’s unique strengths whilst trying to recognise appropriate supports that are available. Our assessments can help to people to access funding that can assist people to better understand their emotions, behaviours and communication of themselves and others.

We collaborate with clients, families, and relevant stakeholders to provide detailed and accurate assessments

    Questionnaires and sent prior to your initial assessment

    Child/Adolescent (< 17)

    Questionnaires completed by client, parent/carer, and teacher where appropriate. 

    • Background Information Questionnaire – developmental and relevant family history 
    • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive function (BRIEF-2) – executive functioning 
    • Behaviour Assessment System for Children (BASC-3) – behaviour and emotions 
    • Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) – social abilities 
    • Vineland-3 – adaptive behaviour 

    Adult (17+)

    • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF-A) – executive functions and self-regulation in the everyday environment 
    • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment Scale (ABAS-3) – functional skills necessary for daily living 
    • Conner’s Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) – ADHD symptoms 
    • PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) – symptoms of PTSD
    • Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) – social abilities 
    • Vineland3 – adaptive behaviour 

      Initial Interview (120 minutes)

      Areas discussed include developmental history, medical history, school history, employment history, social history, childhood and present behaviour patterns, substance use history, psychiatric history. Where possible, information will be gathered from a family member/close friend via questionnaires sent to them with the client’s permission.

      • Children and adolescents – parent/carer must attend initial interview.  

      Second Session

      Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) / Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) (90 minutes)

      Formal cognitive testing/psychometric assessment. Measures intellectual skills, working memory, processing speed, visual sustained attention, and auditory sustained attention. 

      • Child/adolescent (< 17) – Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
      • Adult (17 +) – Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)

      Third Session

      The Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism (MIGDAS-2) (120 minutes)

      Assists in the diagnosis of Autism based on interactions with the individual being evaluated and the individual’s close family, where relevant/appropriate


      Report Writing

      (takes 3-4 weeks after the assessment)

      3-4 hours of data analysis and writing, including provision of evidence-based recommendations

      Feedback Session (50 minutes)

      Your Clinical Psychologist will discuss the results and report, and answer any questions you (or parent/carer if applicable) may have.