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Our assessment of Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are both comprehensive and are designed to fully understand a child’s individual strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, many psychology and medical practitioners in Hong Kong tend to diagnose this disorder merely based on observations and parent or self-report during a one-to-two-hour meeting. In contrast, we integrate information form observations of the client, family and, if appropriate, teacher interviews with the “gold standard” for assessing Autism, the ADOS-2.

Once the assessment is complete, we write a comprehensive report that includes the client’s reason for referral, background information, assessment results, conclusions, diagnosis (if any) and recommendations. We then meet with the parent and/or client to discuss the report and answer any questions.

Common Problems We Treat and Assess

These are the most frequent of the psychological disorders we treat and assess. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) ADHD or ADD is one of the most common disorders among children and teenagers and is increasingly recognized as problem underdiagnosed in adults. ADHD symptoms include inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity. A child with ADHD often has problems at home and school whereas adults usually have difficulty at home and work. Examples of ADHD symptoms include

Inattentiveness

  • Has great difficulty following through on directions instructions
  • Does not seem to listen to others
  • Has problems maintaining attention
  • Does not give close attention to details and makes careless mistakes
  • Has difficulty with organization

Impulsivity

  • Is very impatient
  • Blurts out inappropriate comments and tends to act without regard for consequences
  • Has great difficulty waiting for things or taking turns
  • Interrupts conversations or the activities of others

Hyperactivity

  • Fidgets and squirms when seated
  • Has difficulty sitting still
  • Runs and climbs excessively
  • Talks excessively