Do you think you or someone you know may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Did you know Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is more common that you think? The latest research suggests that ASD affects 1 in 10 people in the UK.
We offer both ASD diagnostic assessments and specialist therapy for people with an ASD. We work across the lifespan from childhood to older adults.
ASD is the name for a group of developmental disorders which also includes what used to be called Asperger's syndrome. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of difficulty. It is not a learning disability but sometimes the symptoms can make learning difficult.
These are some of the symptoms of ASD (please note: not one person we have met with ASD is exactly the same)
Social communication / interaction difficulties may include:
Restrictive / repetitive behaviour may include:
People with ASD may have other difficulties, such as being very sensitive to light, noise, clothing, smell, taste or temperature.
Strengths and abilities
It is important to highlight that having ASD can also be a strength and people can lead very content and happy lives.
Strengths can include:
We believe that is important to nurture someone's strengths and provide support for symptoms that may be impacting on someone's day to day quality of life.
All of our diagnostic assessments use specialist tools recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). At the end of the assessment you will receive an in-depth report detailing how we reached our conclusion and recommendations for further support.
Please contact us further for information about our diagnostic assessments and psychological therapy.
Kings Park Psychological Therapy Services
West Retford Hall, Rectory Road
Call Dr Victoria Hughes
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week