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AUTISM ASSESSMENT IN MELBOURNE

Assessing for ASD

Autism is a condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment. It is a lifelong condition that starts when a person is born and stays with them into old age. At Enriching Minds Psychology, our team of psychologists can provide ASD assessment and ASD diagnosis in Melbourne using the MIGDAS, ADOS-2, ADI-R and SRS-2. With over 15 years of experience in assessments, we can be trusted to help both children and adults a like find answers.

Our autism assessment in Melbourne occurs over two sessions. The first session can be online or in person and involves taking a detailed background history and current behaviours. The second is face to face, with questionnaires also needing to be filled in. A report is then provided with the findings and a feedback session is offered to go through the report and answer any questions you may have

Reports have a quick turnaround and are completed within a fortnight.

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Symptoms associated with autism

As autism is viewed on a spectrum, people living with the condition may exhibit different behaviours, such as:
  • Differences in communicating and interacting with people around them;
  • Difficulty developing and maintaining relationships;
  • Developing a strong interest in one singular subject;
  • Preferring not to engage in eye contact when communicating;
  • Obsessive routine following (and distress when it changes);
  • Time management issues;
  • Feeling overwhelmed;
  • Hyper-sensitivity to the surrounding environment.
Exhibiting any of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has autism. This is why it is important for you or your loved one to undergo a comprehensive ASD assessment in Melbourne.

Managing Autism

Whilst there is no specific treatment for ASD, there are numerous practices that can help the individual navigate everyday situations. These may include:

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps support individual sensory motor development as well as assist with their independence and social participation.

Speech Pathology

Speech pathology puts an emphasis on developing the individual’s social and communication skills.

Counselling/Therapy

Designed to help the individual understand their emotions, particularly in social and behavioural settings.

Low Sensory Rooms

These are quiet spaces where the individual can feel relaxed and escape any overwhelming situations that may be causing distress.
Find out more from our team

Book an Assessment Now

Whether you’re seeking child autism assessments in Melbourne or adult autism assessments in Melbourne, you can rely on the team at Enriching Minds Psychology. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with an autism diagnosis in Melbourne.

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