Mina Essex Autism, ADHD and Dyspraxia Diagnostic Centre
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a persistent lifelong deficit in social communication and social interaction skills. It is not a brain illness, disease or medical condition but it just means that the brain works in different ways. It can affect children from a young age. Some children have normal development in the first 2 years of life and then development regresses and they start showing signs of Autism.
There is no cure for Autism but all the research shows that the earlier the diagnosis and intervention the better the outcome.
People with Autism could have different levels of intelligence and abilities in communication (verbal and nonverbal). They can reach high places in society, especially in field of sciences and research, but also some cannot live independent lives.
All people with Autism share certain characteristics but it will affect them in different ways.
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder:
We are specialised in the diagnosis of children aged 2 – 18 years. Our team includes a highly specialised paediatrician, Speech and language therapist, clinical psychologist and occupational therapist. The diagnosis will include:
School and parents questionnaire (CAST/ ASQ)
School information questionnaire