Assessment & Consultation
Clarifying a diagnosis can be important to better understand your child. Apart from diagnosis, an assessment can help to identify your child’s unique profile of strengths and weaknesses, which will enable your therapist team to devise suitable programs.
Our Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Angel Au, is responsible for assessments at AP. She is not only very experienced in diagnosis but has also devoted many years to treating children and adolescents with ASD. She specializes in evaluating the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr Au provides one of the most comprehensive, detailed and specific assessment services in Asia and is high demand from families all over the Asia pacific region.
Dr. Angel Au
Dr. Angel Au is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of Hong Kong Psychological Society and has undergone doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. She has received extensive training and on-going supervision from Dr. B. J. Freeman, a world-renowned diagnostician in Autism Spectrum Disorder. After completing the Clinical Training of Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule (ADOS) in 2003, which is a well-regarded as gold standard in diagnosing ASD, Dr. Au has also completed the ADOS Advanced Research training, from the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Centre in 2011. Her doctoral thesis was on early identification of the more able children with ASD in mainstream preschool settings. She specializes in assessing individuals on the milder end of the spectrum and has more than 14 years of experience in diagnosing individuals from toddlerhood to middle-age adults. Other than ASD, Dr. Au also assesses a wide array of individuals with different diagnosis, including Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorders, Global Developmental Delay and individuals with various behavioral challenges.
Under the direct supervision and training of Dr. Ronald Leaf and Dr. Mitch Taubman, Dr. Au started providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for individuals with ASD since 1996. Other than seeing cases locally, she has also provided overseas consultations in China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Applying her many years of experience in helping children with ASD, Dr. Au also specializes in providing psychotherapy and social skills training for adolescents and adults with ASD and other behaviorally challenged conditions.
AP provides consultations that are designed to benefit:
- Children and teenagers with ASD, to support ASD-related challenges and associated psychological issues
- Parents or guardians with children (not necessarily ASD) who are struggling with behavioural, social and other daily living issues (e.g. mealtimes, toileting, sleeping)
These consultations are provided either by our Clinical Psychologists or Behavioural Consultants and can be scheduled with varied intensities, based on the evaluated need of the family, including:
- On as needed basis