Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects a person's ability to read, write, and spell. It often coexists with autism, which means we may include dyslexia testing as part of the assessment process. Identifying dyslexia can help professionals develop appropriate interventions to address reading difficulties and provide support tailored to the individual's needs.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dyslexia are two conditions that impact individuals' cognitive and neurological development.
There is a growing need for accurate and comprehensive assessments to identify autism in adults in Ireland, as approximately 10% of the population is affected by dyslexia, and 1 in 65 people is on the autism spectrum.
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviours. It is a lifelong condition that varies in severity and symptoms among individuals. Autism affects people from all backgrounds, and its prevalence has been increasing globally, however, there have never been a wider array of facilities and supports to assist the person with the condition.
Accurate quick and effective autism assessment is necessary to gain a deeper understanding of an individual's strengths, challenges, and specific needs. Here at Psychological Assessments & Learning Solutions, our assessment helps professionals formulate appropriate strategies for support and intervention. It also enables individuals and their families to access vital services and resources tailored to their requirements.
Adult Autism Assessment in Ireland
Our autism assessment for adults in Ireland follows a similar approach to that for children. However, there may be additional challenges due to the complexity of adult life and the need to evaluate past experiences and behaviours. The assessment may involve:
In-depth interviews with the individual
Assessing social communication skills
Evaluating sensory sensitivities
Reviewing employment and educational history
Analysing relationships and social interactions
Assessing mental health and well-being
Can autism be diagnosed in adults?Yes. Adults can be diagnosed with autism through a comprehensive assessment conducted by our experienced psychologists.
Are there support services available for adults with autism and dyslexia in Ireland?Yes. Psychological Assessments & Learning Solutions based in Tipperary offers various support services, including assessment, educational support, and assistive facilities.