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ADHD & Autism Assessment in Children

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a developmental condition that affects how a person perceives and interacts with the world around them. It might be noticeable in pre-school years or later as their social world becomes more complex.

Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of autism can affect the following areas.

Communication and interactions with other people

This may include:

Repetitive Behaviours and Restricted Interests

This may include:

Sensory Experiences

Autism also very commonly affects sleep, particularly falling asleep in evening times.

When to consider an assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are several situations in which it may be helpful for a child or young person to have an assessment for autism spectrum disorder. For instance:

How an assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder can help

Understanding your child’s lived experience is key to their development. Given the correct, tailored, targeted supports children can flourish, both in education and at home. This can only follow a detailed assessment to identify their specific strengths and difficulties at an individual level. We often find that children and young people are relieved that their experience is not so unusual, and that there are many other children, young people and adults with similar neurodiverse profiles.

What to expect from our Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment