Diagnostic feedback

Giving more helpful and positive outcomes

Throughout my time conducting diagnostic assessments for ADHD and Autism, I have refined the language I use in my letters and diagnostic reports.

More recently I came across this portion of a diagnostic outcome report, and a somewhat refreshing way to give feedback, explaining a diagnosis of Autism so that it is not seen as a negative, a ‘disorder’ that is only a problem or a hindrance.  I’ve certainly tried to highlight the strengths people with Autism describe to me.  I’ve not met a client with Autism (or anybody for that fact) yet that doesn’t have strengths as well as areas for potential development.

Have a look at the text in the picture below and see what you think!  I welcome any feedback as it can only help to develop the way I work with the people who I assess or support.