The Bridges for Learning Service Autism Diagnosis service adheres strictly to the NICE (National Institute for Care and Clinical Excellence) guidelines for the assessment of children with Autism.
We are fully compliant within all parts of the published guidelines www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg128 .
The NICE guidelines are produced for clinicians who are responsible for assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions.
Our Multi-Disciplinary Team includes;
All our staff have full membership of their relevant professional bodies and their regulatory bodies e.g British Psychological Society , Ryal College of Speech and Language Therapists .
All our staff within the multi-disciplinary core team are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and have current enhanced DBS certificates.
Assessments are conducted within more than one context. We see a pupil at i.e. school/home AND at our clinical rooms at Denmark Road, Cowes.
We use 'gold standard assessments including the;
We feel very strongly that the diagnosis should not be viewed as an ‘end’ and our Multi-agency Team Neurodevelopmental assessment is complemented by our support services.
These include follow up work at a child’s school/ pre-school setting and sign-posting to our Associate Therapeutic Services including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological therapies. This will include; direct and indirect therapeutic intervention for the management of anxiety, emotional regulation and challenging behaviour.
We currently offer extensive support to schools on the Isle of Wight and Surrey and offer INSET training for staff, Consultation problem-solving meetings and Team Teach Training (Positive Handling)
Our provision for parent training is through our registered Community Interest Company, Bridges for Learning Plus CIC. We shall shortly be offering NAS accredited training; Early Bird Plus, Healthy Minds and Teen Life