Table 10.2Resource use for service 2

Cost itemProfessionalHours% children
AdministrationMedical secretary3 hours
Typical involvement prior to decision to proceed to autism assessmentSLT2 hours80%
Community paediatrician2 hours100%
Educational psychologist2 hours100%
Decision to request formal assessment (including time to discuss decision with parents and gain consent to proceed)Community paediatrician30 minutes100%
Educational psychologist30 minutes100%
SLT30 minutes100%
Formal autism assessmentCommunity paediatrician8 hours incl admin100%
SLT assessment8 hours incl admin90%
OT (if involved)8 hours incl admin20%
Psychologist (education)8 hours incl admin95%
Psychologist (clinical) (if involved)9 hours incl admin10%
Final meeting to agree outcome of assessment (located at school/nursery)Included above (2 hours for each involved professional)100%
Notes of meeting typed upincluded above
Biomedical testsFragile X20%

SLT: speech and language therapist; OT: occupational therapist

Incl: including

From: 10, Service descriptions and resource use

Cover of Autism
Autism: Recognition, Referral and Diagnosis of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 128.
National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2011 Sep.
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