AUTISM PECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)
The Overall Assessment for TSA will be conducted in 5 distinct steps
1ST STEP : AHEAD OF THE FIRST VISIT
You will have to download 2 documents on our website (see below), that you will be asked to fill out and bring for your first visit to the Doctor (or send prior to the visit)
This will require only a few minutes of your time.
These documents are very important and will facilitate your first discussion and assessments with the Doctor.
- The first document aims at collecting important information about your early childhood. Since you may not have memories, it is important to collect any information from your family/friends or from your own health documents.
- The second document is a questionnaire (SRS or Social Responsiveness Scale), to be completed if possible by a member of your family or someone who knows you.
2ND STEP: THE FIRST VISIT (45 MINUTES)
The first visit to the doctor will allow to define if an Autistic Disorder may be considered, and to propose a full assessment, should it be the case.
Would an ASD not be confirmed, referral to a specialist will be proposed when necessary.
3RD STEP: THE FULL ASSESSMENT VISIT (1 HOUR)
This visit aims at:
• Gathering elements for a potential diagnosis of ASD. Dr SCHEID will ask you a few questions on your current health challenges, but also on your past history, in particular during your childhood.
• Assessing the presence of any concomitant disorders, so called comorbidities, including psychiatric (anxiety, hyperactivity…) or physical disorders (eg gastrointestinal disorders…). You will then be asked to assess your health status based on specific scales (depressive disorders scale, sensory specificities scale...)
4TH STEP: THE GLOBAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT
Mrs Axelle MARTINEZ-TERUEL-LEFEVRE et Charlyne DUWIME, our provileged partners (site NeuroDevA : https://www.centreneurodeva.com), as qualified neuropsychologists will conduct the full Neuropsychiatric Assessment.
5TH STEP : FEEDBACK TO THE PATIENT (30 TO 45 MINUTES)
A specific report of the Global Assessment will be given to you (paper or pdf version as per your wish), and duly explained to you.
This report will include the final diagnosis (ASD or other) when possible, as well as options for the management of the specificities noted, with a customized approach to your specific case. The assessment will also be sent to your GP or to your psychiatrist, should you ask for it.
Should an ASD not be confirmed, you will be proposed to conduct additional assessments in our offices (personnality disorder assesment or referral to other Specialists) or alternatively outside of our offices. In any case, options will be offered to you as the best approach to your specificities.
Follow-up visits can be proposed, to support you in the implementation of follow-up measures or patients support programs (MDPH, scholarship, or employment supportive measures).
e-visits will also be proposed to you, when possible, especially depending on your geographical location or physical ability to move.