Looking for ASD Assessments in St Kilda?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that results in differences in social communication, interpersonal processing, sensory and cognitive processing, and motor behaviours. While research into neurodiversity is recently expanding our understanding of Autism, allowing for early detection and intervention, many people have lived without a diagnosis until adulthood.
The Adult Autism Assessment package aims to understand an individual’s developmental profile and determine if they meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (DSM-5). The assessment process will involve exploring the individual’s language and communication patterns, social engagement patterns, and assess for restrictive or repetitive motor behaviours and interests.
This will be done using:
- Screening measures
- Developmental history
- Clinical interview
- Collateral information from caregivers/other informants
The assessment process occurs over 3 sessions, including a final report with feedback.
Below are a few our most frequently asked questions. Take a look and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
A psychologist is trained with undergraduate and postgraduate studies of psychological science and assessment. Psychologists treat those that range from those who suffer serious mental illness to those needing support in understanding their relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialised training in mental health. They are able to prescribe medication and work well with GP’s and psychologists.
Have you ever been to a GP and thought you might be suited to another doctor? It is the same with a psychologist. It is important that in the first session you ask questions and learn about the therapist’s style in order to feel comfortable. You or someone you know may have had a disappointing experience with a psychologist in the past – do not let this be a barrier to reaching your goals, it just wasn’t the right fit. We care about placing you with the right person, with the right intervention and at the right time.
Absolutely not. Psychological therapy is available to every person on planet earth. We are all human and share similar hopes, fears and struggles. No one is immune to the complexity of life and seeking education about your mental health is something to be proud of. Each year we get better at communicating our mental wellbeing, and our communities are benefitting from the results.
As caring and empathetic your concerns may be for a loved one, it is up to them to make change happen. But your insight and access to our resources can be of great benefit. The Contemporary Psychology clinic has a wide variety of information to offer so you can direct them to this website, this way they can see what we’re on about, and they can send an email or give us a call. You are also encouraged to attend and discuss your own fears regarding a loved one if this has been getting you down.