Autism Spectrum Test

Autism Spectrum Test

Autism Spectrum Test

Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour and suspect they might have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Early intervention is crucial for children with ASD, and understanding the process of a Autism Spectrum test / ASD assessment and treatment can make a significant difference in their lives.

At Kove, we offer private child autism assessments led by a team of specialist psychologists and therapists. Let’s delve into what you need to know about child ASD, the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available.

What is Child ASD?

Symptoms of Autism in Children

Recognising the symptoms of autism in children is vital for early intervention and support. While symptoms vary from child to child, common indicators include:

Difficulties in social interaction and communication, such as trouble with eye contact and understanding nonverbal cues.

Limited range of facial expressions and challenges expressing emotions effectively.

Preference for routine and sameness, becoming distressed when routines are disrupted.

Displaying repetitive movements and sensitivity to sensory stimuli.

Language and communication difficulties, including speech delays and trouble understanding gestures.

It’s essential to seek professional evaluation and support if you notice these symptoms in your child.

Child Autism Assessment Process

  1. Autism Diagnostic Schedule (ADOS-2): Spending time with the child to observe their behaviour.
  2. Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI): Consulting with parents to gather additional information.
  3. Information Gathering: Obtaining input from schools or nurseries.
  4. Assessment against Criteria: Evaluating gathered information against internationally recognised criteria (DSM-5).

Autism Treatment Options

Effective treatment can significantly improve a child’s day-to-day functioning. At Kove, we take a holistic approach to ASD treatment, focusing on:

In short, how you deal with your emotions directly affects your pain experience. Fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress and problems at work or home can make the pain more challenging to cope with. This can cause muscle tension or spasms, which may worsen your pain. Stress also contributes to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. 

Setting Goals: Establishing clear expectations and objectives.

Multi-disciplinary Approach: Involving various professionals to support the child’s development.

Adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Tailoring CBT to address specific ASD symptoms.

Identifying Supportive Environments: Assisting in finding ASD-friendly environments for the child.

Our goal is to ensure that children with ASD receive the support they need to thrive in their communities.


Booking a Child Autism Spectrum Test / Assessment

Our Process

Criteria Check:

Ensure your child meets the criteria for assessment.

Consultation Call:

Schedule a 15-minute consultation to discuss next steps.

Personalised Treatment Plan:

Once the assessment is completed, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan.

Meet our Childhood Autism Specialist, Dr Jenna Vyas-Lee, who has extensive experience in assessing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders.

Book your free 15-minute call today to take the first step towards understanding and supporting your child’s needs.

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