Autism/Aspergers and IQ assessments
Autism lies on a large spectrum which means that under the term autism there are lots of different types which have different symptoms and severities, which simply means no two autism disorders will be the same.
Autism is a developmental disorder which has an impact on how an individual perceives the world and reacts to it. For example children with autism may be very rigid in their thinking (i.e they must stick to a routine and breaking that routine can be very upsetting for the child), they often do not make eye contact with others, and often appear to be in their own world. One of the main characteristics of autism is that individuals do not understand how to behave appropriately in social settings. These symptoms can be mild and controllable but sometimes they can become severe and individuals may struggle to lead a normal life due to the impact it is having.
Symptoms include –
-Inappropriate reactions to things
-Difficulty making friends
-Over or under sensitive to sounds, smells, lights and pain (amongst other things)
-Delay in speaking
-Lack of eye contact
If you believe you are suffering from autism we have a very supportive and understanding team who are there to listen to you and help you with your symptoms. We will help you to understand your autism, how to manage your symptoms and techniques on how to deal with situations you find particularly difficult. Here at The Blue Tree Clinic we pride ourselves on being a mental health clinic that will support you throughout your time with us and after you leave us.
The Blue Tree Clinic are ready to help you! So if you are struggling with autism and just need a little bit of help then give us a call or fill in our contact form and we will discuss the best treatment options for you and get you onto the road to a happier life!