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What is Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others. For more information about Neurodiversity  click here  

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What is ( ASD ) Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The Autism Spectrum refers to individuals who might display differences in their social communication and social interactions. Autistic individuals can also have intense interests, engage in repetitive behaviours and have sensory sensitivities. Strengths associated with autism include a strong long term memory, visual thinking style, honesty and an eye for detail. For more information about autism  click here  

What is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined by the core traits of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, however we do know that it runs in families. Whilst there are some difficulties associated with ADHD, there are also strengths, such as boundless energy, creative thinking, courage and curiosity. For more information about ADHD click here  

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What is a Clinical Psychologist ?

Clinical psychologists are trained in evidence-based assessments and interventions to improve people’s well being and mental health. They are skilled in gathering information about a person’s life and developing a formulation which explains the difficulties they might be experiencing. Clinical Psychologists use their knowledge of the current diagnostic criteria, established predisposing factors and up to date research to guide their clinical decision making, whilst maintaining a person centred approach. For more information about clinical psychology  click here  

What is a speech & language therapist?

Speech and language therapists are specialists not only in speech and language, but also social interaction and social communication. They are specified as being core members of autism diagnostic team, (NICE 2017;SIGN, 2016). Speech and Language Therapists are qualified in the essential clinical competencies required to assess the neurodevelopmental elements of the core features if autism that relate to:

  • Social communication and social interaction
  • Social understanding
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Play and imagination

 

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