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Diagnostic Assessments

The right diagnosis can often be the first step in getting access to the right support.


A diagnostic assessment includes:

- Reviews of previous reports 

- Complete in-depth assessments 

- Analysis of assessment data 

- Liaising with relevant professionals 

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

DLD is a hidden disability affecting 2 children in every average UK classroom of 30 children.  It can impact a person’s learning and memory, social language, words, sentences, conversation and/or speech sounds. The condition is diagnosed by a Speech and Language Therapist. If you think your child could have DLD then get in touch to discuss your concerns. 

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Speech Sound

A Speech Sound Disorder is a communication disorder where children have persistent difficulties saying sounds within words correctly. All children make pronunciation mistakes as they are learning to talk but a 3-year-old should be understood by strangers 75% of the time*. If they are not, then they should be assessed by a Speech and Language Therapist. A Speech Sound Disorder is an umbrella term that refers to difficulties due to a variety of causes.  Only a Speech and Language Therapist can differentially diagnose Speech Sound Disorders


If you think your child could have a speech sound disorder then get in touch to discuss your concerns. 


*Bowen, C. (2011). Table1: Intelligibility. Retrieved from

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sophie Williams MRCSLT is trained and experienced in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-version 2)  which is one of the few standardised ‘gold standard’ autism diagnostic assessments.


An autism diagnostic assessment is carried out by a multi-disciplinary team who work together to complete different parts of a comprehensive assessment. We partner with Park Psychology Services in York to deliver autism diagnostic assessments. Alternatively, if you already have a trusted health professional who can complete parts of the diagnostic assessment and want to put us in touch please do by contacting us. 

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