Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents.
Symptoms & Challenges
ASD symptoms generally begin to show before the age of 3, so for a private ASD diagnosis, it is necessary to look at a child’s behaviour and both their early and current development.
The symptoms vary widely from one child to the next but can include challenges with social, emotional, and communication skills (such as trouble with speech), as well as repetitive or restrictive behaviours.
Depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms, they may need the support of carers when they are teenagers and even into adulthood. However, by gaining a better understanding of ASD, the patient and their family can find helpful tools and strategies that can make living with ASD easier.
Our diagnostic service, followed by sessions with our specialist ASD therapist, can assist with this. Book a private autism assessment in Scotland with Diverse Diagnostics.