Paediatricians provide neuro-developmental and neuro-behavioural assessments of children. In addition to the standard tests, Dr Grace is trained in the Mini-ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) Diagnostic tool. ADOS is the gold standard tool for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It involves expert observations as a child is put through a sequence of standardised activities to assess the child’s skills in communication, social interaction and imaginative play.
Mini-ADOS can be completed at her practice in as little as 20 minutes. This is used in conjunction with the Social Responsiveness Scale and a comprehensive medical assessment to diagnose ASD.