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Assessment & Diagnostic Services

As part of the person-centred model advocated by Nua Healthcare, the possible need for professional ancillary, alternative and complementary supports for our Service Users, is recognised and respected.

We provide access to a broad range of highly qualified Clinical Professionals in the following areas:

  • Consultant Child and Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioural and Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy

We also offer assessment and diagnostic services in all the above disciplines.

Residential Assessments

Our residential assessment is conducted over a three month period, in any one of our residential homes. The referring agent can select from a menu of clinical assessments. The assessment report will also contain a social care report based on the observations of the team during residency and recommend an ongoing / future care programme based on the assessment findings.

Diagnostic Assessments

  • Psychological Assessments to include:
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Adaptive Functioning Assessment
  • ADHD Assessment
  • Autism Assessment – Screening and Full Diagnostic
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Behavioural Assessments for Children

Cognitive / Developmental Assessments are carried out using the following tools:

  • SB5
  • TONI 4 (for non-verbal clients)
  • Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales – Extended Revised (GMDS-ER)

Adaptive Functioning Assessments are carried out using the following:

  • Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, Second Edition (Vineland ii)

ADHD Assessments use the following:

  • Conners 3
  • Adult ADHD Rating Scale

How to arrange an assessment:

  1. The requirement for an assessment is identified on the admission document
  2. Through a referral by another clinician or;
  3. Via a telephone call to the Clinical Department from a private individual requesting an assessment
  4. Through our Getting In Touch page.