What We Do
At Autism Doctor we offer assessment and management of a variety of Neurodevelopmental conditions including
We undertake private assessment of Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay and other conditions for children and young people in Hertfordshire, London and also the rest of the UK.
Our specialist team is able to diagnose Autism in girls and children who can be good at masking symptoms. We can also assess for Emotional Dysregulation often presenting as challenging behaviours. We also profile children who appear to have Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).
All our assessments are based on recommended standards or national guidelines such as the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
We follow the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5) / ICD -11 which are international diagnostic standards.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we are following Public Health England Guidelines for all face to face assessments.
Our services are for children and young people from birth to 16 years 11 months .
We accept both selfpaying and insurance referrals.
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Book The Right Assessment
There are different types of assessments offered at Autism Doctor to include a wide variety of childhood Neurodevelopmental conditions.
Each assessment is individualised to suit your child's needs.
The initial assessment offers a great start to your child's assessment process. It allows you to explain your child's needs and allows the professional to formulate a clinical opinion and guide you on the best next step(s).
Most parents find this helpful when there is lack of clarity regarding possible diagnoses..
We assess for all forms of Autism including classic childhood Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition, High Functioning Autism and Autism in girls using standardised tools.
Each assessment is individualised to the needs of your child.
Most children will be offered an assessment by two or more clinicians.
Other assessments for neurodevelopmental conditions such as:
ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Developmental Delay or Early Developmental Impairment
Learning Difficulties or Intellectual Impairment
Support with Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
What People Say
"We recently went through the process of assessing our daughter for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr Thakur was incredibly thorough, patient and extremely knowledgeable in her areas of expertise. As my daughters father and I separated some years ago it was a very difficult process for all of us, however, Dr Thakur ensured the process was fair, taking into account everyones views. Our daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers, which brought much relief to me, knowing now this to be the reason for much of her behaviours and traits. We are now able to help her and seek the best and most relevant help and support that she will need going forwards. I can’t thank and recommend Dr Thakur enough to anyone who maybe considering using her. In particular as our daughter is so young and it is well known that this is a very difficult disorder to diagnose in young girls in particular.
Thank you so much."