Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

 

ASD Assessment Team

Paediatrician, Clinical Psychologist & Speech Pathologist - Developmental & Autism Assessment

Developmental And Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team

A unique and comprehensive assessment service based on international standards for autism prepared by a highly experienced team including a Paediatrician, Clinical Psychologist and Speech Pathologist at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

This developmental and autism assessment service is designed for families who have children up to 12 years of age with difficulties relating and communicating

Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders Assessment

CHILDREN WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS ASSESSMENT MAY:

  • Have been slow to speak and communicate
  • Not respond to other’s attempts to interact with them
  • Have behaviours that carers find difficult to manage
  • Be fussy eaters or poor sleepers
  • Have difficulty coping with changes in routines
  • Have difficulty maintaining friendships
  • Have advanced skills in some areas
  • Be sensitive to or seek sensory experiences including noises, textures, smells and movement.

EACH ASSESSMENT INCLUDES:

  • Parent/carer interview
  • Medical assessment
  • Play based assessment of your child
  • Social communication and language assessment
  • Cognitive assessment (year prior to school commencement and school aged children)
  • Observation of your child in their childcare, kindergarten or school
  • asd-bubblesFeedback meeting including discussion of diagnosis and full report
  • Paperwork for eligible funding options
  • Treatment planning

Developmental & Autism Spectrum Assessment Team Leaders

The Developmental and ASD Assessment Program has been developed by a highly experienced professional team with advanced knowledge on the nature and cause of autism spectrum disorders.

  • DR SHAAMINI LOKUGE-HAYES

    DR SHAAMINI LOKUGE-HAYES

    General Paediatrician, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Assessment Team - Referrals

Referral from a general practitioner, paediatrician or psychiatrist is required. Medicare rebates available.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:

  • Case management, cognitive assessment, therapy, counselling, referral to other specialists.