Autism spectrum disorders

Symptoms which raise the possibility of an ASD include:

  • delayed or unusual use of language
  • difficulties reading other people instinctively
  • a narrow range of interests
  • obsessionality
  • a strong preference for routines and rituals
  • marked inflexibility
  • intense emotional reactions (‘meltdowns”) and/or high anxiety levels
  • unusual sensory behaviours

A range of causes for these behaviours needs to be considered and initial assessment by a developmental paediatrician is a recommended for this purpose.

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping assess for and manage children with ASD and related developmental and emotional problems: