BA (hons), PGCE, MSc. M Ed, C Psychol
Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath & Avon
… approachable, friendly, understanding, and entirely professional. Your report was produced in very good time, and was readable, thorough, and of high quality. We all enjoyed working with you…
If it wasn't for you then my children would both be in a very different place to the one they are in today. The way you handled the children was also very helpful…
Paul Sanderson was great - explaining to us exactly what would be involved, arranging the assessment at our convenience, working well with my son and discussing the results with us afterwards…
I was nervous when mum said she thought I was dyslexic because I didn't understand it and when I met Paul he explained everything, so it was okay. I don't mind being dyslexic now.
The school has implemented all of Paul's' suggestions. Due to this, our son is progressing educationally and socially every day which has raised his confidence in himself and he's so much happier.
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Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
(Autistic Spectrum Disorders -
Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism are lifelong developmental disabilities that adversely affect the way in which individuals relate to the world around them.
The core deficits in Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome which are referred to as the triad of impairments are:
Problems with social communication
Problems with social imagination
Problems with social interaction
Even though I have considerable experience of working with children and adults across the Autistic Spectrum, I do not formally diagnose Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. This is best done by multi disciplinary NHS teams including Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists. However, an initial psychological assessment can lead to a more informed referral to these kinds of teams, as well as providing all concerned with valuable information. This can have the effect of speeding up the diagnostic process.
Where youngsters and adults have a prior diagnosis but are experiencing educational problems, I am particularly skilled in carrying out assessments in a way that is sensitive to the wide range of problems experienced by individuals across the Autistic Spectrum.