Sometimes further assessment of your child is needed before we begin therapy. There are various types of assessments which may include an observation of your child in their school, nursery, or home as well as input from other professionals and/or the use of psychological testing. You will be consulted about this process before any information is requested or shared with third parties.

Specialist Social Communication (ASD) and ADHD Assessments

I am experienced in conducting diagnostic assessments of young people in relation to concerns of social communication difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  or Attention and / or Hyperactivity  (ADHD)  difficulties. This will usually include an initial assessment with parents; observation of the young person at school or nursery; and a joint work with another experienced multidisciplinary colleague involving standardised assessments and clinical judgement.

After diagnosis, I continue to be available to offer emotional and behavioural support to children with developmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This can include education around ASD/ADHD, behavioural interventions for specific behavioural difficulties (e.g., aggression towards others, self-injurious behaviour, repetitive/ritualistic behaviours), psychological therapy for additional emotional difficulties such as anxiety or depression using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and family support.

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