ADHD & ASD Screening and Diagnosis at the Norwich Clinic

Norwich

The Norwich ADHD Wellbeing Clinic opened in early 2017 with Different Minds East Anglia LLP kindly allowing ADHD Norfolk, to use their well established consulting rooms in central Norwich after we identified a high demand for therapeutic and diagnosis services for ADHD and ASD autism in East Anglia. The clinic operates using a strong multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists and neuro developmental coaches, counsellors and mentors.

Having a ADHD or ASD autism assessment or diagnosis can be a huge relief, you finally understand who you are.

However, after the initial relief of a diagnosis, there can be for many, a roller coaster of emotions including grief, loss and resentment.

In our clinic all our work involving Coaching, Psycho Education  Screening and assessment is carried out by our specialists,  Different Minds East Anglia LLP. We aim to give the very best support to neuro-diverse individuals be they 2 years old or 75 and we cannot do that without the assistance of other specialist organisations.

When it comes to treating ADHD and ASD there are ways to assist in modifying the behaviours. however there is not a magic cure and there is so much more to assisting you when you have ADHD other than being prescribed medication..

Living with ADHD and ASD can be very difficult especially if you do not fully understand how your own neuro diverse brain works. It should be noted that medication is not for everyone but learning and understanding how your ADHD and ASD brain works is vital. Our multi modal and multi disciplinary approach to ADHD and ASD diagnosis and management is extremely effective in the majority of people we work with.

At our ADHD ASD Wellbeing Clinic we aim to achieve nothing but exceptional therapeutic services helping you achieve your full potential in life. ADHD Norfolk wants you to have the very best treatment, diagnosis and support at an affordable price.

We will not tolerate any form of abuse to the clinic staff. Any person using verbal or physical abuse will be excluded from further clinical assistance, support or consultation.

Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents a multitude of challenges that permeate various aspects of daily life. From the classroom to the workplace and personal relationships, individuals with ADHD often navigate a unique set of hurdles that can significantly impact their well-being and success.

One significant challenge is the difficulty in maintaining focus and attention. Simple tasks can become arduous endeavours as distractions easily pull individuals away from the task at hand. This struggle with concentration can lead to underperformance in academic or professional settings, causing frustration and self-doubt.

Time management poses another obstacle. Individuals with ADHD often struggle to organise their time effectively, leading to chronic lateness, missed deadlines, and unfinished projects. This can result in strained relationships and negative perceptions from peers and supervisors.

Impulsivity is a hallmark trait of ADHD, presenting challenges in decision-making and impulse control. Impulsive actions can have immediate consequences, such as overspending, indulging in risky behaviours, or saying things without considering the impact on others. These impulsive tendencies can strain relationships and hinder long-term goals.

The emotional dysregulation commonly associated with ADHD can exacerbate interpersonal challenges. Fluctuations in mood and difficulty managing emotions can lead to conflicts with friends, family, and colleagues. Additionally, the constant struggle to meet societal expectations and perceived standards can contribute to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

Executive dysfunction further complicates matters, as individuals with ADHD may struggle with planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks. Simple activities like grocery shopping or paying bills can become overwhelming, leading to feelings of frustration and overwhelm.

The academic environment can be particularly daunting for individuals with ADHD. Traditional teaching methods may not accommodate their unique learning styles, making it challenging to stay engaged and retain information. Consequently, academic performance may suffer, perpetuating feelings of incompetence and frustration.

In the workplace, individuals with ADHD may encounter difficulties maintaining employment due to issues with time management, organization, and task completion. They may also struggle with workplace relationships and navigating office politics, further impeding their professional success.

The societal stigma surrounding ADHD can compound these challenges, leading to feelings of isolation and shame. Misconceptions about the disorder may result in negative stereotypes and discrimination, making it difficult for individuals with ADHD to seek support and understanding from others.

Despite these challenges, it’s essential to recognise that ADHD is not a barrier to success. With proper support, accommodations, and coping strategies, individuals with ADHD can thrive in various domains of life. Therapy, medication, and lifestyle modifications can all play crucial roles in managing symptoms and improving quality of life. Additionally, fostering a supportive environment that embraces neurodiversity and celebrates individual strengths can help mitigate the impact of ADHD-related challenges, allowing individuals to reach their full potential.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis options.

We offer our via our partners Different Minds East Anglia LLP,  ADHD  and ASD screening and diagnosis assessment services which includes a comprehensive consultation and a report of our findings ready for you to take to your GP for referral if required for diagnosis, on either the NHS  ADHD pathway or for private ADHD assessment with ourselves or others. Please remember not everyone requires medication.

ADHD or ASD screening and report £350.00 

ADHD full diagnosis after screening with our multidisciplinary team, together with full advice and support for one year £750.00 

For ASD diagnosis after screening using gold standard ADI-R, ADOS-2 and ABAS-3 is £1500.00

We offer a  free initial telephone chat for you to talk to us and decide on the best route to suit you, you can of course just book a screening should you wish.

Individuals who fall into the 2E (twice-exceptional) category present a unique intersection of traits, combining the challenges associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and exceptional intelligence. These individuals often exhibit a complex blend of abilities and difficulties that can be challenging to identify and support.

In the case of 2E individuals, these ADHD symptoms may manifest alongside traits of ASD, including difficulties with social interaction, communication, and restricted or repetitive behaviours. This combination can present particular challenges, as ADHD-related impulsivity and ASD-related social difficulties may exacerbate each other.

Moreover, 2E individuals possess exceptional intelligence, which can be both a strength and a challenge. Their high intellectual abilities may allow them to excel in certain areas, such as problem-solving or creativity, yet they may struggle in environments that do not accommodate their unique learning needs.

Additionally, their ADHD and ASD traits may obscure their giftedness, leading to under identification or misdiagnosis.

In educational settings, supporting 2E individuals requires a multifaceted approach that addresses their ADHD, ASD, and giftedness simultaneously. This may involve personalized accommodations to manage ADHD symptoms, such as organizational tools or structured routines, alongside interventions to support social skills development and sensory sensitivities associated with ASD.

Recognising and nurturing their exceptional intelligence is also crucial, providing opportunities for enrichment and advanced learning experiences tailored to their strengths.

Overall, 2E individuals with ADHD, ASD, and exceptional intelligence represent a complex population with diverse needs, requiring specialized support and understanding to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

We do of course still offer ADHD and ASD advice free of charge, this service is kindly supported from time to time by  ongoing financial support and staff support from Different Minds East Anglia LLP

Please contact us for advice, further details and to make clinic appointments.

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ADHD Diagnosis.

Full ADHD and ASD diagnosis  

Our ADHD-ASD Wellbeing Clinic offers ADHD and ASD diagnosis.

This is a private medical diagnosis service and requires payment. However, it takes only a few weeks rather than three to four years with the current backlog being experienced by the NHS  services.

A full comprehensive Screening consultation is required to be undertaken before a diagnoses appointment is offered.

An ADHD-ASD consultation and assessment complete with a screening report on its own is available and sent to you within twenty one days and costs £350.00.

Full diagnosis can only be carried out after a ADHD-ASD screening consultation has been completed.

Private ADHD diagnosis is set at a fair price of £750.00 for excellent treatment with total transparency, Please note that a  screening consultation is required prior to booking a full diagnosis.

Private ASD diagnosis which includes the ADI-R, ADOS-2 and ABAS-3 consultations is set at £1500.00 after the initial screening has been completed.

Please contact us for details of private ADHD or ASD diagnosis at;     enquiries@adhdnorfolk.org.uk

Maybe you already have a diagnosis ( Many private diagnostic services offer diagnosis but do not include in their offerings coaching, education or support ).  Therapeutic interventions and support after diagnosis are advised if you are to get the best from  your life. We offer junior coaching, adult, couple and family coaching and ADHD-ASD education. All our coaches have a full understanding of Autism or ADHD by either having the condition themselves or hold relevant qualifications.

For more details please click on the link below.

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Coaching sessions in clinic are charged at £95.00 per session .

Coaching sessions in schools or workplaces are charged at £135.00 per session with additional travel costs etc.

Please email;  enquiries@adhdnorfolk.org.uk  for more details.

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) are two distinct neurodevelopmental disorders that can co-occur in some individuals. Despite having different core symptoms and diagnostic criteria, there are some similarities and overlaps between ADHD and ASD.
1. Symptoms:
 Attention Difficulties: Both ADHD and ASD individuals may experience attention difficulties, albeit for different reasons. In ADHD, the attention difficulties are primarily due to impulsivity and hyperactivity, whereas in ASD, it may be related to social cues and sensory overload.
 Social Challenges: Individuals with both ADHD and ASD may have difficulties in social interactions. While in ADHD, this may manifest as impulsivity and difficulty waiting for turns, in ASD, it may present as challenges in understanding social cues and norms.
  Repetitive Behaviours: Repetitive behaviours are common in both ADHD and ASD. In ADHD, these behaviours may include fidgeting or tapping, while in ASD, they may involve repetitive movements or adherence to routines.
2. Comorbidity:
  Anxiety and Depression: Both ADHD and ASD individuals are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. The challenges in social interactions and coping with everyday tasks can contribute to the development of these comorbid conditions.
 Learning Disabilities: Learning disabilities, such as difficulties in reading or math, can be present in individuals with both ADHD and ASD. These challenges may further impact academic performance and social integration.
3. Genetic Factors:
 Shared Genetic Risk: There is evidence to suggest that ADHD and ASD share some genetic risk factors. Studies have identified common genetic variations that may predispose individuals to both disorders, highlighting a potential genetic overlap.
 Gene-Environment Interactions: Environmental factors, such as prenatal exposure to certain substances or maternal stress, can interact with genetic predispositions to increase the risk of developing ADHD or ASD. Understanding these gene-environment interactions is crucial in unravelling the complexities of these disorders.
In conclusion, while ADHD and ASD are distinct disorders with unique characteristics, there are notable similarities and overlaps in terms of symptoms, comorbidity, and genetic factors. Recognising these commonalities can help improve diagnostic accuracy and inform tailored interventions for individuals who present with both ADHD and ASD features.

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