PBS Consultancy for ASD & ADHD

people, who display or at risk of displaying behaviours which are challenging to themselves and others. It involves understanding the reasons for the behaviour and considering the person as a whole - including their life history, physical health and emotional needs - to implement ways of supporting the person.

PBS involves:

understanding the reasons for behaviour which challenge, and assessing the broad social and physical context in which the behaviour occurs including the person's life history, physical and mental health, and the impact of any traumatic life events.

Planning and implementing ways of supporting the person which enhance quality of life for both the person themselves and their carers.

It focuses on creating physical and social environments that are supportive and capable of meeting the person's needs, and teaching them new skills to replace the behaviours which challenge. 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. This condition affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people can have difficulties with everyday social communication, social interaction, repetitive behaviours and sensory issues.

It's estimated that about 1 in every 100 people in the UK has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that makes an individual more likely to have short attention spans, be impulsive and hyperactive.

Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old and it can have a big impact on a child’s ability to learn at school. ADHD often occurs alongside other problems, most commonly depression, but also anxiety or sleep disorders among others.

What Are The Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

The symptoms of ADHD often persist from childhood into teenage and adult years. However, the symptoms of ADHD can be more subtle in adults and affect them in a different ways to children.

What Are the Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not clear, but we know that people who have a parent or sibling with the condition are much more likely to be affected. It has also been suggested that low birthweight and premature birth may play a role too.

How is ADHD Treated

Both behaviour therapy and medication can be used to improve the symptoms of ADHD. Behaviour therapy focuses on helping a person to control their behaviour, while medication can help improve attention span and reduce impulsive behaviour.

 

How We Will Work - Consultation

 

PBS ADHD Consultancy

We carry out Qb Diagnostic Tests for ADHD assessments and diagnosis. A Qb test takes approximately 15 to 30 Mins. Results will be ready and can be given straight away after the test is completed. 

 

Consultancy Services Offered

»ADHD Qb Diagnostic Test 

»ADHD Qb Diagnostic Test Analysis and Interpretation of Report  

»ADHD Qb Diagnostic Test and Report  

 

What is a QbTest

A QbTest is a computer-administered test that objectively measures cognitive performance and activity levels. QbTest combines a Quantified Behavioural Task (QBT) with a high resolution motion tracking system that uses an infrared camera to follow a reflective marker that is attached to a headband. The test objectively measures the three core signs of ADHD: hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity, to provide quantitative assessment of a patient’s activity level, ability to pay attention and inhibit impulses. QbTest is FDA cleared and is used for assessing the core symptoms of ADHD according to DSM-5 and ICD10. QbTest can be used in the assessment of ADHD and treatment follow-up for patients aged 6-60 years. The test is not affected by language, reading or mathematical skills.

 

The QbTest system consists of the following components:

» Client software installed on a Qbtech machine, used to administer the test system

» Responder button, used in the attention and impulse control test

» Infrared camera that tracks the patient’s movements

» Reflective marker (worn on a headband by the patient) for motion tracking

» Quick Reference Guide (this manual)

» User Manual, Technical Manual and Sample Cases Manual

» Stimulus card

» Camera stand

» Measuring tape

» QbTest Behavior Observation Form 1.1

 

QbTest for 6-12 years and 12-60 years take 15 minutes to complete. During the test two different grey dots appear on the computer screen, one at a time. The task is to press the responder button when a grey dot appears and withhold pressing when a crossed out grey dot appears on the screen. QbTest (12-60 years) takes 20 minutes to complete. During the test four alternating symbols appear on the computer screen; a blue circle, a blue square, a red square and a red circle. The task is to press the responder button each time a symbol of both the same colour and shape is repeated.

 

What is a QbCheck

A QbCheck is an FDA/TGA cleared and CE marked online ADHD test that supports early identification, assessment and treatment of ADHD, for individuals aged 6-60 years old. It is a computer-based test that objectively measures the core signs of ADHD: Hyperactivity, Impulsivity and Inattention.

 

QbCheck combines a computer task with breakthrough facial recognition technology by use of a web camera. During the test an individual uses the spacebar to respond to targets and his or her motor activity is registered by the web camera. No images are captured during the test. The test will take either 15 or 20 min depending on the individual’s age.

 

QbCheck is based on the same principle test structure as QbTest and therefore benefit from the same documentation as QbTest including peer-reviewed studies showing improvements in diagnostic precision, differential diagnosis and clinical outcomes when used in addition to other relevant clinical information.

 

Please note a QbTest/Check is not a substitute or replacement diagnosis for ADHD. Therefore a full clinical assessment is required by a qualified specialist to diagnose a patient with ADHD.

 

PBS ASD Consultancy

We provide ASD Consultation to ASD children and adults. Our Behaviour Support Plan (BSP) begins with an initial consultation session and last for one hour.  

 

We offer 3 Behaviour Support Plans: Gold, Silver and Bronze; each one comprise of three critical components:

1.Assessment of client's behaviour and skills

2.To create a high quality care and support environments

3.Development of a Behaviour Support Plan (BSP)  

 

BSP Bronze

1 Hour Initial Assessment

6 Counselling / CBT/ABA Treatment Sessions

2 Coaching Sessions

Advocacy (telephone only)

Development & Implementation of Support Plan

 

BSP Silver

1 Hour Initial Assessment

8 Counselling / CBT/ABA Treatment Sessions

3 Coaching Sessions

Advocacy/Assessment Report

Development & Implementation of Support Plan

 

BSP Gold

1 Hour Initial Assessment

12 Counselling / CBT/ABA Treatment Sessions

4 Coaching Sessions

Advocacy/Assessment Report

Development & Implementation of Support Plan

 

The overall goal is to enhance the person’s quality of life, thus reducing the likelihood of challenging behaviour occurring in the first place.

 

To learn more about the above services you can contact us by booking a free 15 minutes appointment on our website (Contact us page) or you can call us directly between 9 a.m and 6 p.m. Outside of working hours, you can complete and send the contact form to us and we will email/call you back as soon as possible. 

 

By contacting us, you will have the opportunity to gain further information about how PBS can help you or your child. We look forward to hearing from you. 

We Are Here To Listen And Help You Find Your Way.

We offer face to face, skype, zoom & telephone therapy and coaching.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal chat and then You can decide which of the services we provide will help you to make some positive changes in your life:-
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