At E&A, we have a number of psychologists dedicated to providing the highest quality services for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Our passionate team of psychologists who work in this area include Dr Johann Eloff, Dr Lize Andrews, Dr Laura Bennett, Sarah Dean and Anita Fleming. More information about them can be found here.
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects behaviour, communication and social functioning. It is often hard to know who to seek help from, where to start, and how to find the right information for you or your child when exploring a diagnosis of autism.
The psychologists listed above at E&A have extensive experience in autism and Asperger’s syndrome as well as Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). They are able to provide individualised and evidence-based knowledge and support to you and your family. Call us today to book an appointment or contact us through our online booking form.
Dr Johann Eloff continues to be supervised by the world expert in autism, Professor Tony Attwood. Johann worked with Tony and Dr Michelle Garnett at Minds & Hearts, a specialist Asperger’s and Autism clinic, after completing research under the supervision of Tony investigating communication skills of children with Asperger’s Syndrome. Dr Lize Andrews early in her career also researched a friendship skills program for children with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS, developed by Professor Tony Attwood.
AT E&A, our psychologists are not only interested in providing your family with the right diagnosis and treatment goals, it is our mission to also work with you to find your child’s or your strengths and talents. All of our female psychologists working in this area are also very experienced in engaging and achieving successful change with young boys and male teenagers.
We provide Gold-standard assessments including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2), an observational standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play and restricted and repetitive behaviours used for diagnosing and assessing autism. We also offer cognitive and learning assessments and run the Secret Agent Society (SAS) group program that helps kids 8-12 years crack the code of emotions and friendships.
At E&A, we are a group of compassionate psychologists who genuinely want to help you create change. Our two convenient locations are central Maroochydore and the Caloundra health precinct. Our aim is to see you find your best life, great relationships and goals that excite you.