ASD/ADHD Diagnostic Service

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TCT provides a specialist service to assess children and young adults who may have undiagnosed or suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

We offer a paediatrician led multi-agency diagnostic service. This allows a team of different professionals to assess developmental, social and communication functions, and then draw up a plan to meet the identified needs.​

Our diagnostic service has been set up with care and attention to allow a thorough and friendly assessment to take place which will look at the young person in a detailed and holistic manner.

We are a gold standard service that follows NICE guidelines, because of this any diagnostic decision is then accepted by other health care professionals around the country, schools and local authorities.

Our Diagnostic Pathway

The initial assessment is carried out by Consultant Community Paediatrician, Dr. Mughal, who specialises in neurodevelopmental conditions. Please find Dr. Mughal's full clinician profile here.

Following this initial appointment, Dr. Mughal will then decide if one of the diagnostic pathways is appropriate. A flowchart showing TCT's Diagnostic Pathway is available to download here.


Our paediatric specialists work together to offer a comprehensive diagnostic service that looks at cognitive function, processing skills, communication, and social interaction skills.


The team includes experienced Speech and Language therapists, Educational Psychologists and Occupational Therapists. Working together they will ensure that the appropriate support is put in place for the child or young person.

This service is available to those aged 3 to 18 years where a family, school or other professional has concerns that the individual may be struggling with social skills, learning or behaviour due to a possible underlying diagnosis.


A brochure outlining full details, plus families' feedback on the service, is available to download below. 

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JUNE 2022

I want to thank you and the doctor so much for your help in discounting ADHD and autism as X’s diagnosis.


The doctor was so thorough and so friendly. He had an amazing ability to strike up a rapport with X in such a short period of time. He had a keen sense of humour and a huge amount of empathy. He made me, my wife and X feel comfortable and absolutely confident in him.


It really is a great service you provide and I shall be recommending it to clients and friends. Once again, thank you so much.

JUNE 2022

After waiting for years for assessments to happen with the NHS we felt desperate that our child was still not receiving the help they so desperately needed.  Their difficulties had taken over their entire life and without the right assessments, we were unable to progress with applications for additional support.


It was such a huge relief to discover TCT offered this service, and we felt confident that their team would be able to help our child again, especially since it was one of their team that correctly identified the problem our child was having approx. 5 years earlier when we first brought our child to TCT. Even then they were able to pick up on certain traits that were not even obvious to us at the time, so we must give praise to their knowledge and skills.


We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Paediatric Led Service or any of the other services that Total children’s Therapy offer’

MAY 2022

The school felt that XX had signs of ASD which was one of my concerns. The paediatrician didn’t feel XX had ASD. He does suffer with OCD and anxiety and was more than helpful with arranging help with a psychologist.


This has all been sorted in weeks and help is in progress which is desperately needed. Where some services have been a total let down yours has been a lifesaver.


I can’t fault you. Just keep up the great work you are doing.