Dr Claire Scott is a Consultant Community Paediatrician who provides advice, assessment and diagnosis for children with developmental and behavioural difficulties. These include speech and language delay, learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and social communication disorders (including the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism).
Dr Scott also helps diagnose Developmental Co-ordination Disorder in conjunction with an occupational therapy assessment and other difficulties such as Sensory Processing Disorders. Many of her assessments are undertaken in conjunction with other professionals including speech therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, and Educational Psychologists and I greatly value reports from other professionals such as schools.
She endeavours to provide guidance to ensure a child receives appropriate support to achieve their potential as well as maintaining their emotional well-being, including advice on how to request effective educational provision and encourage effective multi – agency collaboration.
Dr Scott is qualified to perform Griffiths Developmental assessments and Diagnostic Interviews for Social Communication Disorders (DISCO), and ADOS assessments (Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule).