Welcome to the Webinar with Dr James Shelly – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis.

This webinar will take place on November 23rd 2023, at 7 PM. The Webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing. 

The Webinar is exclusive to Academy Members Only. [The Academy Membership gives you access to a range of online interactive courses and webinars throughout the year, with on-demand viewing available for all webinars].

Approximately 1 in 160 Australians are estimated to be affected by autism, typically displaying symptoms before reaching the age of three. Children with autism spectrum disorders can exhibit highly diverse symptom sets and varying levels of severity. Join us for an informative webinar led by child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. James Shelly, as he delivers a comprehensive update on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Dr. Shelly’s presentation will primarily focus on the clinical presentation of ASD. By delving into the detailed domains of the DSM 5-TR diagnostic criteria, this webinar offers a practical, operational approach to clinical assessment and diagnosis of ASD.

The event will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for members.

Key areas included in the presentation are:

  • How to take an ASD-related developmental history
  • Developing ASD-related clinical assessment skills
  • What further tests and tools may assist in the assessment process?
  • How to make the diagnosis
  • What comorbidities to explore?
  • What interventions are helpful?

Speaker profile – Dr James Shelly

Dr James Shelly is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with extensive experience conducting ASD and other neuro-developmental assessments, as part of his role with a tertiary-level neurodevelopmental assessment team. He has research experience in the area, has authored chapters in ADHD treatment guidelines, and has participated in the ICF Core Set development project for ASD and ADHD at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Dr Sanil Rege is a consultant psychiatrist and academic, with dual qualifications from the UK and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).

This webinar is a must-attend for mental health professionals seeking a deeper understanding of ASD assessment and care. Join us for an informative session that bridges theory and practical application in the field of autism.

Register now and empower yourself with the knowledge to support individuals with ASD.