Multi-Disciplinary Team evaluation of child with learning or behavioral problems? 3
Professor Richardson, you see children from around the world with various physical and mental health problems. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How could you highlight the importance of multidisciplinary team assessment of children with behavioral problems? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to achieve the best diagnostic and treatment results in the children with ADD and Asperger’s syndrome? Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. We have developed a multidisciplinary approach over the last 20 years or so. We recognized that there is enormous overlap between the neuro-developmental conditions of childhood. You may have a child with not just one diagnosis like autism spectrum disorder. But this child may also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They might be dyspraxic. A child might have an expressive language impairment. A physician must capture the subtle vulnerable areas of a child who is being investigated. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. Doing a a multidisciplinary assessment allows even subtle areas of vulnerability to be identified. This would be then amenable to treatment. We feel very strongly that a multidisciplinary approach is essential in order to capture the whole profile of the child. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Multidisciplinary team assessment is crucial. We we are able to recommend the therapy based on the evidence that we achieve through the multidisciplinary assessment. Behavioral problems or learning disabilities in any child require a full multidisciplinary assessment by a competent team of pediatricians, neurologists and ADHD experts. Eminent Professor Ricky J Richardson from London.
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