Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Autism and PDA Specialist
Private Autism (ASD) and PDA assessments and consultations
for all ages: early years, children, adolescents and adults
*Private Autism (ASD) assessments for early years *Private Autism assessments for children
*Private Autism assessments for adolescents *Private Autism assessments for adults
*Private PDA assessments for children *Private PDA assessments for adolescents *Private PDA assessments for adults
"I am so grateful to have come into contact with you"
"I just want to say a real heartfelt 'thank you' again for everything. I honestly really appreciated how positive the whole assessment process was;
in a strange way I walked away feeling proud of my son and not in any way that there is anything wrong with him. Just hearing such nice words you've used to describe him has made me so happy: it's been a while since anyone just complimented him or said such nice and positive things.
I'm a lot more able to be calm and not show any frustration these days, it's been a learning curve over the years but since meeting you I've improved a lot also.
I want to say thank you for believing, also - you were the first person I met that did. You should really be aware of just how valued parents like us find you.
I am so grateful to have come into contact with you and can't ever express how truly in awe I am of you."
Craig McCormack - father of a 9 year old boy with ASD and PDA
"I cannot thank you enough"
"I cannot thank you enough for yesterday [daughter's Autism assessment]. You have been wonderful! It is such a relief to be understood. I will be forever grateful for this."
Mother of a 16 year old girl with ASD
"Thank you again for all your kindness and reactivity"
"You left such a great impression on us [after the Autism assessment]. You have given all of us a great deal of faith that the system isn't irretrievably broken after all!
Thank you again for all your kindness and reactivity. Thanks for all the hard work you put into the report too.
She seems in good spirits and you have already shed a light on a lot of things."
Stepmother of a 25 year old girl diagnosed with ASD
"Eternal and unwavering gratitude"
"I cannot ever express my eternal and unwavering."
Father of a 2 year old boy diagnosed with ASD
"The ASD and PDA assessment was a really positive experience for us all!"
"I just wanted to thank Dr Dura -Vila for the appointment we had on Sunday my son keeps talking about it. It was a really positive experience for us all!"
Mother of a 5 year old boy diagnosed with ASD and PDA (assessment done online)
"How impressed we were with their professionalism, genuine concern and care"
"My husband and I would like to relay to Dr Gloria and her team how impressed we were with their professionalism, genuine concern and care and for ensuring that our son would feel comfortable during the assessment. He really enjoyed the time during the assessment and it had a positive effect on him which was also evident by his calm behaviour at home with his siblings. We and the school look forward to working along with Dr Gloria to help him reach his full potential."
Mother of a 13 year old boy diagnosed with ASD
"Really amazing report"
"The report is an impressively detailed and narrative description of the observations, it's a really amazing report, and so informative."
Mother of a 12 year old boy diagnosed with ASD and PDA
"You are the best!"
"I couldn't wish for a better doctor. You are the best!"
10 year old boy with ASD and PDA, these words were written on a lovely picture drawn by him
"The passion you have for your work really does show!"
"Congratulations on your nomination [Autism Professional Awards Finalist 2019]. What a great achievement and acknowledgement of your hard work.
The passion you have for your work really does show!"
Parents of a 6 year old boy with ASD
"Your observations and suggestions made a lot of sense and were very helpful"
"We were really grateful for the report you sent after meeting with our son and us. When I read it, I felt relieved and delighted that finally someone has understood him!
Your observations and suggestions made a lot of sense and were very helpful."
Parents of a 13 year old boy with ASD and PDA
"We cannot begin to thank you for what you have done for our daughter"
"We cannot begin to thank you for what you have done for our daughter. Your kindness and efficiency in the diagnostic process made it so much easier for her.
And while exhausted (as you suggested she would be after the assessment!) I think she is feeling positive about the future.
Having an answer after a nightmare year is a huge relief for us as parents. And knowing that her future isn't as bleak as she anticipated will give her strength to recover."
Parents of an 18 year old girl
"Exactly what we have been asking"
"We are very pleased with the content (of the Autism diagnostic report) and feel it depicts exactly what we have been asking of the school for many years."
Parents of a 10 year old boy with ASD and PDA
"Many thanks for your time on Friday [consultation for parents]. We found it extremely helpful. We very much value your help."
Parents of a 12 year old boy with ASD
"Our son enjoyed the assessment!"
""I wanted you to know how much our son enjoyed the assessment!"
Mother of a 9 year old boy with ASD and PDA
"It was really good to meet you and finally be on the same wave length as another professional.
We (the family and the school) have been through so much to get to this point. I am so grateful I found you!"
Headteacher of an 11 year old girl