What to Expect
At the ASD Clinic our patients, their carers and families can expect to receive the highest quality of service for any difficulties they are experiencing which limit them in their everyday lives.
We commonly accept referrals from a range of sources including self-referrals, parents / carers, educational professionals, health professionals, GP's, case managers and solicitors.
Following an initial referral or enquiry, we will suggest what services we think would benefit the patient the most in helping them to improve and support their everyday living.
Following an initial referral our patientsmay receive:
- Initial appointment and assessments
- Individualised treatment plans
- Advice, support and training
- Reviews, reports and discharge
Initial appointment and assessment
An initial appointment and assessment will be carried out by one or more of the following professionals:
During the initial appointment our patients will be seen by one of our highly experienced and specialised therapists. We offer a specialised service of joint assessment and therapy sessions for patients who experience difficulties in several areas of development.
An initial appointment will include:
- A general discussion with the patient and / their parent or carer about the difficulties they are experiencing and what they want to achieve from therapy.
- A detailed case history of the patient's development and also a medical history.
- A general observation of the patient's abilities.
- A thorough assessment to determine what difficulties the patient is experiencing and also the severity of their difficulties.
- Following an initial assessment and discussion, both the therapist and the patient will decide on what the most appropriate treatment option will be.
An initial appointment can be made at a time and location that is convenient for the patient, we offer appointments in the clinic, home and educational environments. Appointments will also be flexible around the availability of the patient.
Individualised treatment plan
Following an initial assessment and after evaluating the patient's specific needs, abilities and expectations from therapy, the therapist will devise an individualised treatment plan. There are a number of treatment options available, these will be discussed and chosen with the patient. Treatment may include some or all of the following:
- Occupational Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Sensory Integration Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Music therapy
- Expert witness reports
- Assessment and reports
- Joint Assessment and Treatment
Advice, support and training
To ensure the patient receives the best possible outcome from therapy our therapists will provide the patient, their parents / carers and others involved in their care with advice, support and training throughout their treatment.
Reviews, reports and discharge
Our therapists are dedicated on achieving the highest potential from our patients. Throughout the treatment process our therapists will review the patient's progress and amend therapy accordingly. Our therapists are able to provide reports regarding the patient's difficulties, needs and requirements. We additionally provide specialist reports including:
- Medico-legal reports
- Statement of Special Educational Needs
- Expert witness reports
Shared goals will be set with the patient and / their parents or carers regarding their specific difficulties and how they will aim to improve and support these difficulties throughout treatment. These goals will be reviewed on a regular basis. Once the patient and / their parent or carer feels they have reached their highest potential from therapy the therapist will discharge the patient.
At the ASD Clinic we provide a specialist service for our patients, their parents/ carers and others involved in their care. We treat a variety of conditions which are classed as and associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We provide a range of services and offer specialist joint assessment and treatment sessions to ensure our patients receive the best possible outcome from therapy.
If you would like any more information on any of our services and would like to book an appointment with one of our therapists please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 088 6693.