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ADOS-2

The ADOS 2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play/imaginative use of materials, and restricted and repetitive behaviours for individuals who have been referred because of possible autistic spectrum disorders. The ADOS 2 is a revision of the ADOS which has been referred to as the gold standard observational assessment for diagnosing ASC.

ADHD / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

ASD / ASC / Autism Spectrum Disorder / Autism Spectrum Condition

ASC is a neuro developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction and flexible imagination. It is a life-long condition and it affects approximately 1 in 100 people. Symptoms are usually present in childhood. It is a spectrum condition so affects people differently.

MDT / Multi-disciplinary Team

A group of professionals with differing professional qualifications that work together to make decisions and recommendations regarding an individuals assessment or care.

OT / Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps you live your best life at home, at work – and everywhere else. It’s about being able to do the things you want and have to do. That could mean helping you overcome challenges learning at school, going to work, playing sport or simply doing the dishes. Everything is focused on your wellbeing and your ability to participate in activities. Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Championing occupational therapy (rcot.co.uk)

QB check

A computer based test that objectively measures the three core symptoms of ADHD, namely activity, inattention and impulsivity. Your child’s test result is compared with children of the same age and gender, who have ASHD and those who do not.

SALT / Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Home | RCSLT. Our SALT assessment focusses on.

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