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An Integrative Cognitive Profile

A diagnosis following an assessment for autism, ADHD, dyspraxia or other related condition essentially says that your child ticks enough boxes in the diagnostic criteria to warrant a diagnosis. However, a diagnosis provides no information about:

  • how to create better strategies to make your child’s life easier at home, or at school.
  • what is actually causing the difficulties for which a diagnosis was sought (for example there are myriads of different ways of being autistic).
  • you may get some ideas of what reasonable adjustments to ask for at school, but these are likely to be generic and may not be appropriate for your or your child’s specific underlying issues.

A diagnosis simply places you into a category that is so broad that a diagnosis does not tell you very much.

If your child is unhappy at school or their behaviour at school or at home is negative, it is likely that no one has ever got to the root of the actual problem. Therefore, any interventions that are in place may not be working - or may even be doing more harm that good. Just because your child may have similar difficulties to another child, does not mean the underlying issues are the same. Interventions should be tailored to the child according to their actual underlying issues and not according to their symptoms or diagnosis.

Aspiedent CIC have a service that helps gets to the root of the issues for children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, or other related conditions. Suggested interventions are provided to detail what will help in school and at home. This is an Integrative Cognitive Profile, though we often call it an autism/ADHD/etc profile.

A Integrative Cognitive Profile, is generally life changing for the better. This is because they help both the child and people around them to understand their individual strengths and weaknesses and how they interact with each other.

Please contact us if you would like more information about an Integrative Cognitive Profile for your child.