Psychologists and Expert Witnesses Assessments
Psychologists and Expert Witnesses: We provide psychological assessments and therapy. Our assessments include assessments of fitness to plead, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism, ADHD, mental health and learning disability. We also carry out neuropsychological evaluations and tests of brain injury.
We make recommendations for extra time in exams, reasonable adjustments at work and special measures in legal cases.
Our expert psychologists undertake assessments of disability, and occupational health in employment, criminal, civil, housing, family and immigration cases. Psychological evaluations are quality assured to rule out malingering and symptom exaggeration.
Our psychologists provide a rapid response to enquiries and have the facility to take instructions seven days a week. In suitable cases, we can produce reports within seven days from instruction. Our Expert Witness Psychologists work across the UK with individuals of all ages and provide some services online.
Autism experts, we carry out autism diagnosis and support for adults and children who have autism, including high functioning autism (Asperger Syndrome) at our Autism Assessment Centre. We set up personalised programmes so that sufferers can participate in fulling in education and employment. Assessment and diagnosis of autism are undertaken by a chartered psychologist using the gold standard assessment instruments such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), the Diagnostic Interview for Social Communication (DISCO) and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) this is supplemented by additional tests of autism spectrum disorders and intelligence. Recommendations for reasonable adjustments at work or placement at a particular educational establishment are then made with the assistance of tests such as the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3). In criminal proceedings, our assessments consider the impact of autism on offending, sentencing and fitness to plead.
Dyslexia experts we make recommendations for extra time in exams, reasonable adjustments in selection for jobs and the workplace for individuals with specific learning disabilities (SpLD). Our reports will enable those who have dyslexia to obtain reasonable adjustments such as extra time in exams, financial support from Student Finance England (for Disabled Students Allowance) and adaptations to their work demands (Funded by Access to Work). We deliver ongoing advice and support to help teachers and employers put in place strategies to ensure that those with dyslexia and dyscalculia can perform on a level playing field. Employers and educational institutions with require you to produce a full recent dyslexia diagnostic assessment are our dyslexia assessment centre. Employers, Student Finance England, the Department for Work and Pensions and Employment Tribunals all prefer that dyslexia assessment that is carried out by qualified chartered psychologists.
Expert Witness Assessments
We deliver a range of expert witness services for legal professionals. We provide expert witness services in conjunction with several leading specialists. We draw on professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including the areas of psychology, psychiatry and general medicine. Our experts or rigorously vetted and assessed. We work across all areas of criminal law including offences against the person, violent crime, sexual assaults, fraud and deception and offences related to drugs, public order offences, falsification, forgery, counterfeiting, theft, handling stolen goods, non-fatal offences against the person, homicide and related offences. We are often instructed to report on claims arising out of working conditions, organisational change, restructuring, workplace stress, bullying and harassment, discrimination and disability at work. We assess rehabilitation after illness and make recommendations on reasonable adjustments. Assessment and treatment of occupational stress is a feature of our work. We are often instructed to report on claims arising out of road traffic accidents, working conditions, restructuring, workplace stress, bullying and discrimination. We assess rehabilitation after illness and make recommendations on reasonable adjustments. We regularly prepare medico-legal reports on adults and children in Personal injury claims.
Psychological reports for legal, education and employment needs. We carry out official dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD and mental health testing ─ in addition to assessments of learning disability.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Dr Bernard Horsford
- Contact position
- Consultant Psychologist
- +44 208 2000078
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Where to go
- W1J 9HF
- Referral required
Last updated: 12/06/2020