ASD - Diagnosis & Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that affects how people process information, interact with others, and experience the world.  While there is no cure for ASD, early intervention and ongoing support can significantly improve an individual's quality of life. Here at LIPS, our team of specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive care that addresses the unique needs of each person on the autism spectrum.

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How Does Autism Diagnosis Work?

ASD symptoms often emerge in early childhood, and parents are typically the first to notice developmental differences in their children. From there, the diagnostic journey is vital for pinpointing specific needs and determining tailored interventions.


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Early Detection

ASD can typically be reliably diagnosed by the age of 2. The early detection of autism is crucial, leading to interventions that can significantly aid the child’s development. Although symptoms vary, they often present unique patterns that trained professionals can identify.

Diagnosis in Children: A Two-Stage Process:

Stage 1: General Developmental Screening

Every child undergoes developmental screening during well-being checkups. Paediatricians and early childhood health care providers are trained to observe developmental milestones. Specific autism screenings at the 18- and 24-month visits are also key.

Parents’ observations and concerns form a central part of this screening. Children displaying developmental or behavioural differences are referred for an additional evaluation.


Stage 2: In-depth Diagnostic Evaluation

A team of specialists conducts a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose ASD accurately. The team, including child neurologists, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists, considers various aspects, such as:

  • Medical and neurological examinations

  • Cognitive and language abilities assessments

  • Behavioural observations

  • Detailed conversations with caregivers about the child’s development and behaviour

Blood tests and hearing tests may also be conducted to provide a holistic understanding of the child’s health and development.


Diagnosis in Older Children & Adolescents

Teachers and caregivers may identify ASD symptoms in school-going children. The school’s special education team evaluates the child, and additional assessments may be conducted by healthcare providers specialising in ASD.


Diagnosis in Adults

Diagnosing ASD in adults can be complex due to the overlap of symptoms with other mental health disorders. Adults noticing signs of ASD should consult a healthcare provider experienced in ASD evaluation. 

Consultations with family members and caregivers provide insights into early developmental history, ensuring an accurate diagnosis.


The Importance of Early & Accurate Diagnosis

Receiving a correct ASD diagnosis, whether in childhood or adulthood, is a gateway to understanding an individual’s unique challenges and strengths. It illuminates the path to tailored treatments and therapies, fostering enhanced well-being and community integration for those with autism.


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Your dedicated Specialist Doctor will provide you with personalized treatment, tailoring it to your specific needs, and may include necessary medication.

Treatment Options for ASD

One of the pivotal elements in navigating the journey of ASD is initiating early intervention. Discovering and understanding the condition early on can significantly impact the individual's progression and adaptation skills.

Here are some focal points on treatment:

  • Early Diagnosis: This is paramount. It opens doors to tailored plans sculpted to address and support the specific needs of the individual.

  • Personalised Intervention Plans: These are designed around the unique characteristics, strengths, and challenges of each person, ensuring that the support is as effective as possible.

  • Variety of Treatments: Treatments range from behavioural therapy to medications and include educational support and family training.

Resources and professionals are on standby, ready to offer specialised care. This might include:

  • Specialised Therapies: Access to a range of therapies like speech, occupational, and behavioural therapies in the heart of London

  • Support Groups: A community of support, from professionals to families sharing the same journey

  • Educational Resources: Tailored educational plans that cater to the individual learning needs of children with ASD


Living with ASD

Every day presents an opportunity to learn, adapt, and grow. Here, we unravel some aspects of daily life with ASD:

  • Daily Challenges: These could be anything from sensory sensitivities to social interaction difficulties. Each day can present a new hurdle, but there is also an opportunity for learning and adaptation.

  • Support Mechanisms: There's an arsenal of tools and strategies that individuals with ASD and their families can employ to navigate these challenges. These include tailored educational plans, family support, and community resources.

Every triumph, big or small, is significant. With the right support, individuals with ASD can reach their full potential:

  • Professional Support: Access to professional help is abundant, from therapists to support groups. Our committed team offer a safe haven of understanding, learning, and growth.

  • Family and Community: They play a pivotal role. The support, understanding, and adaptation within the family and community can transform the journey of living with ASD into one of resilience, discovery, and celebration of uniqueness.

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At our London clinic, we provide a supportive environment for your personal journey, whether you're facing challenges associated with ASD Aspergers or seeking a deeper understanding.

We offer tailored assessments and treatments for every adult and child with ASD, acknowledging that each experience with this condition is unique. Our London clinic is equipped to deliver specialised, personal care designed to meet the diverse needs of those on the spectrum.

Setting up an appointment for ASD treatment in London is easy and straightforward. Our focus is to make the process stress- and hassle-free, whether it's you or a loved one looking for support and answers. Reach out today.


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