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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

Empowering Caregivers: The WHO’s Online Training Program for Autism
In a significant development for caregivers of children with autism, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an online training program designed to support families worldwide. This initiative is particularly impactful as it coincides with World Autism Awareness Day, reflecting WHO’s commitment to addressing developmental delays and disabilities inclusively and accessibly.
The program, which was previously piloted in over 30 countries, including Brazil, India, Italy, and Kenya, is now available in a digital format. It aims to equip caregivers with practical skills to enhance the well-being and development of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The training covers essential topics such as leveraging everyday routines as learning opportunities, engaging children through play, and problem-solving strategies. Additionally, it emphasizes the well-being of caregivers themselves, offering sessions to improve their own mental health and resilience.
One of the most commendable aspects of the WHO’s program is its accessibility. It has been crafted to be implemented by non-specialist providers, making it a valuable resource in low-resource communities. The self-paced nature of the online course allows caregivers to integrate the training into their schedules flexibly, ensuring that they can learn and apply new strategies without additional stress.
The collaboration with Autism Speaks, a non-governmental organization, has further enriched the program’s content and reach. The upcoming release of manuals for in-person sessions will complement the online modules, providing facilitators with resources to conduct training through demonstrations, coaching, and group discussions. This blended approach aims to build a robust support network for caregivers, enabling them to connect with trained community members and other families.
Registration for the online training is straightforward, requiring the creation of an OpenWHO account. Once enrolled, participants can navigate through the modules at their own pace, with the entire course taking approximately 2.5 months to complete. Upon successful completion, participants can earn a Record of Achievement and an Open Badge, recognizing their dedication to enhancing their caregiving skills.
The WHO’s online training program represents a leap forward in supporting caregivers of children with autism. It acknowledges the challenges they face and provides them with tools to create a nurturing environment for their children’s growth and development. As the program becomes more widely adopted, it has the potential to transform the lives of countless families, empowering them with knowledge, skills, and a community of support.
For those interested in enrolling or seeking more information, the WHO’s official announcement and the OpenWHO platform provide detailed instructions and resources to get started. This initiative is a testament to the power of education and community in making a positive difference in the world of autism care.

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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