In this final webchat in our series of webchats with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome world renowned Dr Judith Gould. This series of webchats has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our fantastic sponsors Axcis Education.
The webchat was held on 26 July 2016 at 12.00pm BST
Dr Judith Gould is the Lead Consultant at the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism and retired as Director of the centre in 2015. She is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 40 years' experience, specialising in autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities.
Judith Gould together with Lorna Wing set up The Centre for Social and Communication Disorders, (now the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism) which was the first service in the UK to provide a complete diagnostic, assessment and advice service for children, adolescents and adults with social and communication disorders.
Lorna Wing and Judith Gould developed an interview schedule called the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) to be used as part of the diagnostic process. This schedule enables the professional to use a dimensional approach when making a diagnosis which is more helpful than diagnostic sub-grouping when planning treatment, education and care.
Judith provided a fantastic insight into autism, and you can read the full transcript of the webchat below.