We offer prompt, diagnostic assessments in line with best practice standards for children and young people (up to the age of 18 years) where there are concerns about possible attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD, including Asperger’s Syndrome).

We also offer medico-legal assessments in respect of child and adolescent psychiatry.


All patients are seen by a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (a specialist doctor). Our focus is on offering a timely assessment with diagnosis (if appropriate) and provision of a comprehensive report which families can use for access to specialist support in education, health, training or employment. We do not offer a therapeutic service but rather advise and/or refer regarding onward support from established services as is relevant to each individual case. For further information regarding Child & Adolescent Assessments Northern Ireland (CAANI) , please see our services.