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Autistic Spectrum Disorder ( Autism )

Getting a diagnosis for autism helps define the difficulties you have had in life, giving you understanding and control. FSW Psychology provide comprehensive Autism and multi-disciplinary ASD assessments for children, young people and adults. These assessments can be completed face to face, via an online platform or a combination. 

About Autism

People who have autism have difficulties in three main areas, commonly referred to as the ‘triad’ of impairments – social interaction, imagination and communication. Common difficulties include preference for routines, problems maintaining conversation and difficulties recognising other people’s feelings.

Descriptions and classifications of autism change as more is learnt about the condition. It is often regarded as being on a ‘spectrum’, with varying degrees of severity. Some people with autism have no speech and others can use very complex speech. Some people have learning disabilities and others have above average intelligence. Many people with autism also have sensory difficulties but all have some degree of difficulty in each of the three areas of the ‘triad’ outlined above.

Autism cannot currently be assessed by a physical examination or genetic test and the causes are not fully understood. The presence of autism should be assessed by trained and experienced clinicians from more than one professional discipline, who should focus not only on the accepted triad of impairments, but also on how these impairments affect aspects of the person’s daily life and relationships with other people.

Adult Assessments

Adult Assessments

Child Assessment

Child Assessments

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