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WCT offers an autism diagnostic service for children and adults. Assessment is undertaken in a multi-disciplinary way by clinicians who have extensive experience working with people with social and communication difficulties as well as developmental difficulties. Marilyn (Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist) leads the assessment team and has input from Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy (see associates below). WCT also links in with Psychiatry, Family Therapy and Nursing as and when needed.
Assessment and diagnosis of autism is a comprehensive approach (in line with NICE guidelines), and will generally involve the following (though there may be variations depending on individual need and age):
* Initial screening questionnaire
* Full developmental history using the DISCO (Diagnostic Interview of Social Communication Disorders)
* Completion of the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
* Assessment of cognitive functioning and adaptive living skills
* Sensory screening
* Mental health screening
* Assessment of strength and coping repertoire
* Completion of questionnaires by school/college
* Clinical observations
For further information, please contact WCT (see contacts tab)
Lucy Monaghan (SLT)
Lucy is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. She provides specialist assessment for children and young people who present with complex needs, including deafness, mental health and developmental difficulties, including autism. She works closely with other mental health professionals during assessments and intervention and is passionate about joint working with families where appropriate. Lucy is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Coach and is able to support families, teams and services to integrate a PBS system into their environment. Lucy provides individualised training packages regarding language difficulties and disorders to mental health teams and schools across the country. Lucy is a fully certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Sophie Stinton (OT)
Sophie is a Specialist Occupational Therapist and has experience working with both adults and adolescents in the community and secure hospital settings. She has worked with people who have a variety of difficulties such as Autism, Learning Disability, Mental Health Difficulties and Eating Disorder. Sophie also has experience in Sensory Integration and Positive Behavioural Support. Sophie is a fully certified member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.