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Autism Assessment
  • Over 150 cases completed to date
Expert Witness Reports
  • Many of cases completed
Marriage & Family Counselling
  • 28 years experience

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– Doctor of Psychology
– HCPC Counselling Psychologist since 19/01/2012
– Autism Assessment: Over 150 cases assessed to date
– Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychologist- Cardiff University and Bond Solon Qualifications for Expert Witness Work Completed
– 28 years’ experience as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK working with Children, Adolescents and Adults
– Expert Witness Psychological Report Writing since 2007 – many reports completed
– Strong knowledge and qualifications in therapeutic interventions using systemic and CBT framework
– Highly experienced in adolescent psychological assessments such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, abuse and social withdrawal

what autism actually is?

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that manifests in a wide variety of symptoms and behaviors, affecting communication, social interaction, and cognitive function. It is called a “spectrum” because it includes a range of symptoms and abilities among individuals. ASD is present from early childhood and can be diagnosed by observing behavior, although symptoms may not fully manifest until social demands exceed capabilities.
The core characteristics of ASD include challenges with social communication and interaction, as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. These may manifest as difficulty in understanding social cues, making eye contact, or developing peer relationships. Individuals with ASD might also show repetitive movements, have specific routines or rituals, and may have intense interests in specific subjects.
It’s important to note that each individual with ASD is unique, with their own set of strengths and challenges. Some may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may live independently and have successful careers. The diversity within the autism spectrum is vast, and no two individuals with ASD are exactly alike.
Diagnosis of ASD is based on observed behavior and developmental history. There are no biological markers for autism, meaning there is no single test, like a blood test, that can diagnose the condition. Instead, healthcare professionals use a combination of behavioral observations and standardized diagnostic tools to assess ASD.
Early intervention is crucial for individuals with ASD, as it can provide them with the skills needed to navigate social complexities and lead fulfilling lives. Therapies and supports are tailored to each individual’s needs and can include behavioral therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and educational support.
Understanding ASD is not just about recognizing the symptoms; it’s about appreciating the individuality of each person with the condition. Awareness and acceptance are key to supporting individuals with ASD and their families, helping them to thrive in society.
For more detailed information on ASD, its symptoms, diagnosis, and management, resources such as the Mayo Clinic, Autism Research Institute, and Autism Speaks offer comprehensive insights. Additionally, the National Autism Association provides an Autism Fact Sheet that can be a helpful starting point for those seeking to understand this condition.

Autism Assessment in London

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are different in each person. That’s why it’s crucial to have a comprehensive assessment conducted by a professional who is deeply experienced in the field.

Dr. Alireza Moafi, a Doctor of Psychology, stands out as a leading expert in autism assessments in London. With over 150 cases assessed to date, Dr. Moafi brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the nuances involved in diagnosing and supporting individuals with ASD.

The assessment process is a critical step in identifying the presence of autism spectrum disorders. It involves a series of evaluations, including but not limited to developmental history, observation, and structured interviews. Dr. Moafi is well-versed in these techniques and utilizes a combination of ADOS-2, ADIR, and 3di assessments to ensure a thorough and accurate diagnosis.

Beyond his role in assessments, Dr. Moafi is also recognized for his extensive work as an expert witness, providing psychological report writing since 2007 with over 100 reports completed. His expertise is not limited to autism assessments; he is highly experienced in adolescent psychological assessments covering a range of issues from depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, PTSD, abuse, and social withdrawal.

For families navigating the often overwhelming process of seeking an autism assessment, Dr. Moafi’s clinic offers a beacon of hope and clarity. The clinic’s approach is rooted in a strong knowledge base and qualifications in therapeutic interventions using systemic and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) frameworks. This ensures that each assessment is not just a diagnosis but a pathway to tailored support and intervention.

Dr. Moafi’s dedication to his field is evident in his 27 years of experience as a counseling psychologist in the UK, working with children, adolescents, and adults. His educational background and training, including Cardiff University and Bond Solon qualifications for expert witness work, further solidify his standing as a trusted professional in the psychology community.

For those seeking an autism assessment in London, Dr. Moafi’s clinic represents a comprehensive resource backed by decades of professional experience and a commitment to the mental health and well-being of his clients. To learn more about Dr. Moafi and his services, you can visit his website or reach out for a consultation to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

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