Private Autism Assessment For Adults (16 +) in Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland
Autism Diagnosis Scotland & UK | ASD Diagnosis Scotland & UK | Aspergers Diagnosis Scotland & UK
Diagnostic assessments can be arranged local to you, wherever you are based in Scotland and throughout the UK. Anne Marie is willing to travel and carry out the assessments in the closest city to you.
Anne Marie Gallagher BSc, RCSLT, ASILTIP, HCPC Reg is a Speech and Language Therapist with more than 25 years experience delivering both diagnostic assessment and intervention for autistic adults with NHS Scotland.
Anne Marie has worked with autistic adults within mental health services and learning disability services.
Her clinical focus over the last 15 years has been in identifying autistic adults.
Many individuals who are diagnosed in adulthood with ASD, have had a long history of involvement with mental health services for the treatment of conditions such as social anxiety, recurrent depression, OCD, personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.
Through diagnostic assessment, Anne Marie identifies core differences in thinking styles and perceptions of the world.
She aims to support the individual to develop a greater sense of self and support them to identify strategies to develop and maintain emotional and psychological well-being.
Anne Marie Gallagher
BSc, RCSLT, ASILTIP, HCPC Reg
Anne Marie was involved in creating SIGN 145, the national clinical guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders.
She has provided training and has certified 150+ clinicians across NHS Scotland in the use of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO), a leading diagnostic clinical assessment tool.
Anne Marie has worked for NHS boards on a consultancy basis, carrying out diagnostic assessments for adults with local clinicians in order to provide locally based assessments while providing the opportunity for experiential learning to promote clinical capacity of local services to better serve this client group.
Anne Marie is able to offer both daytime and evening appointments in Stirling and Perth.
She is also able to provide diagnostic assessments locally, across the UK by arrangement.
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