Paediatric Autism Assessment
Understanding Childhood Neurodevelopment
Many children face challenges with either their physical development, speech, language and communication, learning, and/or behaviour.
The reasons behind these challenges can be numerous and multi-faceted. Typically, the infant brain continues its development from birth into middle and later childhood. However, children may have an underlying injury to the brain, or a genetic issue, that can present developmental difficulties.
According to research, approximately one in every five-six children have neurodiversity; this means that their brain has developed in a way that might be considered ‘non-typical’, giving them a particular set of strengths and challenges.
It is vital that children with neurodiversity or neurodevelopmental impairment have access to early identification. If their condition is understood early-on, appropriate treatments and interventions become available, paving the way to a happy and fulfilled childhood.
Dementech: Neurodevelopmental specialists
At Dementech, we offer comprehensive neuro-assessments for children, their families, and their environment. Our experts can provide an accurate diagnosis and help create a treatment and management strategy to help children with their home, school and social life.
Some of the common neurodiversities that our team assesses for include:
- Developmental coordination disorder
Conversely, some common neurodevelopmental impairment diagnoses are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Genetic disorders (such as Down’s syndrome)
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Dr. Rahul Bharat – Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Bharat is currently working as a Consultant Paediatrician lead for Children with Neurodisability and Epilepsy. He is proficient is working with families so they can understand their child’s difficulties, strength and Needs based on their underlying diagnosis. He believes that every child is unique and that by providing an umbrella approach of diagnosis and intervention in order to help children meet their full potential.
A child’s brain develops in a step ladder sequence after birth. After Diagnosis, guidance in strategies for schools and home is vital for Environmental modification.
Dementech Neurosciences: Prioritising the Patient Journey
When to Consider Seeing a Private Neurologist
Paediatric autism is a neurodevelopmental condition which affects approximately 1% of all children. Children often present signs of the condition at or after the age of 12 months, with difficulties in listening, maintaining attention span, or delay in vocalisation.
Children may appear not to engage with their environment, or be focused mainly on their own agenda or interactions. Children may also show restrictive behaviour with activities such as sleeping or eating.
A consultation with Dementech Neurosciences will include a specialist paediatric neurodevelopmental assessment. Based on the assessment, the child may have further psychological assessments to complete a profile of their communication and learning challenges.
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Children’s ADHD Assessment
ADHD is a type of neurodiversity, and children with the condition can often show impulsive, hyperactive or inattentive behaviour, or a mixture of the above.
An accurate and informed diagnosis of ADHD should always include a neurodevelopmental assessment. This is the best way to develop strategies that help the child at home and at school, and establish whether medication is appropriate.
Like other neurodiversities, ADHD is best-managed with a holistic treatment that comprises: genuine understanding, environmental modification, a support network, education, management strategies, and medication, if required.
At Dementech Neurosciences, we provide comprehensive and expert ADHD assessments which include those crucial neurodevelopmental considerations. Contact us now to learn more and book your consultation.
Children’s Dyslexia Assessment
10% of the population are believed to experience dyslexia; despite this, the condition is often misunderstood and, unfortunately, mismanaged.
It’s often the case that children with dyslexia do not receive the care they need at an early stage - Dementech Neurosciences is helping change that. We provide expert assessments for childhood dyslexia, assisting families and carers in understanding the condition and helping children navigate the unique challenges they may be facing.
This can be especially challenging for a child with dyslexia. Children with dyslexia are often very capable with oral communication and expression, but experience frustrating difficulties with reading and writing.
When a child learns to read a word, they typically form a visualisation and associations in their brain, and also deconstruct the word into individual sounds - a process known as phonological awareness.
In turn, this can affect their confidence and contribute to low self-esteem and/or low mood. They may tend to avoid reading and writing tasks. Left undiagnosed and unmanaged, they may experience profound difficulties with school assignments.
Developmental Coordination Disorder
When experiencing developmental coordination disorder, infants may have difficulty with tasks that require physical coordination such as crawling, walking or self-feeding.
Early identification and guided understanding is key to the developmental coordination disorder assessments we provide here at Dementech. Our specialists are able to deliver diagnoses of the highest international standards, and assist in the creation of a tailored treatment plan to help children navigate the condition.
As children grow up, the condition could affect other activities: things like riding a bike or playing ball games, using zips, handwriting, or eating with a knife and fork. Clearly, this is a frustrating and uncomfortable experience for a child; consequently, it can contribute to low self-esteem, especially if the underlying condition is not properly understood.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Private Paediatric Autism Assessment
If you’re concerned that your child is dealing with the effects of paediatric autism, or you’d like to learn more about the condition, don’t hesitate to contact the Dementech Neurosciences specialists.
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