Autism Care and Assessment

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder and symptoms are generally recognised prior to the age of three years.

The main areas affected in ASD are behaviour, speech, language, and communication skills, play skills, and social skills. Early intervention and treatment is key for children with ASD.

Childhealthy recommended specialists are listed below:

First Bridge Centre

First Bridge Centre is the UK's first early intervention centre modelled on the science-led approach to early years autism treatment that is the standard in North America. Child-centric, compassionate and based on the scientific principles of behaviour analysis, First Bridge offers a fresh start for parents who have been left uncertain about the best approach for their child. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) uses data to guide each child’s individual path to reaching their full potential. First Bridge combines ABA with speech and language, and occupational therapy, in a safe and professional multi-disciplinary environment in South West London.

Dr Monika Bajaj

Consultant paediatrician
FRCPCH MRCPCH MD(Paediatrics) DNB(Paediatrics)

Practice locations: Spire London East Hospital, The Holly Private Hospital and the Portland Hospital

Dr Skandhini Carthigesan

Developmental paediatrician
MRCS MRCP DCH FRCPCH

Practice locations: The Portland Hospital, Cromwell Hospital and Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

Dr Angela Huertas- Ceballos

Consultant paediatrician
MD, MSc, FRCPCH

Practice locations: The Portland Hospital

Dr Ben Ko

Consultant paediatrician
MB MRCP (UK) FRCPCH

Practice locations: The Portland Hospital

Dr Margaret O'Driscoll

Consultant paediatrician
MB BCh MRCP FRCPCH

Practice locations: Cromwell Hospital

Dr Stefan Studnik

Consultant paediatrician
MBCHB, MRCPCH ,MSC (Child Health), PHD, KINDERARZT

Practice locations: The Portland Hospital

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