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Est. 1995

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychologist
  • Services
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

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that manifests in a wide variety of symptoms and levels of impairment or disability. ASD is characterized by challenges with social interaction, communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The term “spectrum” reflects the vast diversity in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism.
ASD includes conditions that were previously considered separate — autism, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and an unspecified form of pervasive developmental disorder. It is important to note that the abilities and needs of people with autism can vary greatly. Some individuals may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less assistance and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
The onset of ASD symptoms typically occurs in early childhood and can affect a person’s social skills, communication, and behaviors. However, it is not uncommon for a diagnosis to be made later in life. This delay in diagnosis can be due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of awareness or access to healthcare professionals skilled in diagnosing ASD.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 1 in 100 children has autism. This figure represents an average across various studies, and the actual prevalence can vary. The causes of autism are not fully understood, but research indicates that genetic and environmental factors play a role. It is also crucial to dispel myths and misinformation; extensive research has shown that vaccines do not cause autism.
People with autism often have co-occurring conditions, such as epilepsy, depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The level of intellectual functioning among individuals with autism also varies widely, extending from profound impairment to superior levels.
Support for individuals with ASD and their families is essential. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions can improve communication and social skills, positively impacting the well-being and quality of life for both individuals with autism and their caregivers. Societal attitudes and the level of support provided by authorities are significant factors determining the quality of life for people with autism.
In conclusion, autism spectrum disorder is a diverse and complex condition. Understanding and supporting individuals with ASD requires a multifaceted approach that includes education, healthcare, and community support to ensure they can lead fulfilling lives.

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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