Introducing CEDAS

CEDAS – Children’s Early Developmental Assessment Service is a unique private service providing specialised assessments and diagnoses for children with developmental problems aged 0 – 12 years. These may include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, global developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech and language impairments and specific learning disabilities.

Unfortunately, as of December 8th 2016 we will no longer be able to offer multidisciplinary ASD assessments as we say farewell to our speech pathologist, Lauren Sullivan.

As of February 2017 we can offer 1st or 2nd opinions of ASD with our 2 clinical psychologists for a developmental assessment including ASD.


What makes cedas unique?

Due to their wealth of experience, cedas clinicians are able to assess and diagnose children with a variety of developmental disorders.

In particular, cedas is able to provide children and their families with a recognised diagnosis (by Autism SA) of autism spectrum disorders through a single assessment process. They are also able to provide alternative or differential diagnoses where the criteria for autism spectrum disorder are not met.

Cedas clinicians’ strong relationships with other South Australian services allows them to link children and their families into the most appropriate services for ongoing management and support.

Who is Cedas?

Cedas is led by Psychologist, Kerry Burke and Speech Pathologist, Lauren Sullivan. Kerry and Lauren have combined experience of approximately twenty years in the assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of paediatric disorders.

What is the cost?

This is a fee paying service and private health insurance and Medicare rebates may apply. Cedas provides assessment, diagnosis, verbal feedback and written reports with recommendations to the family and/or referrer. The cost of service will vary according to the child’s age and assessment needs. Please feel free to contact us regarding service costs for your patient or child.

Who can refer?

Cedas accepts referral from all sources including parents, carers, medical practitioners and health professionals. Parental consent is required before referral is made by those other than parents/guardians. We would strongly recommend that practitioners discuss their concerns and reasons for referral with parents prior to making a referral.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding potential referrals.

How do you refer?

Referral can be made by telephone, email or post.


To request an information pack and quote for assessment

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, your child's name and Date of Birth and your mobile number, a list of your current concerns and what type of assessment you are looking for.