The recent announcement that April was recognised as Autism Awareness Month brings to focus the role of treatment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
An understanding of this disorder can clear up some doubts. A person with ASD finds difficulty in relating to the world around them. The difficulty can be different in each person with ASD. They are unable to experience social communication in the normal sense. They may exhibit repetitive behavior. The degree of cognitive difficulties is very difficult to diagnose. The condition is life long and the developmental disorder can wreak havoc with a person and family’s financial health. It therefore becomes important that the condition is properly diagnosed and treatment modalities started so that the person with ASD can function with a better quality of life.
The severity of the disorder is to be rated only by a psychologist who will refer to the recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (a book which outlines classifications and criteria for all mental health disorders). This is time consuming and the psychologist needs to devote all their energy and focus in getting the proper diagnosis. This is not easy for the psychologist who is delving into the unknown frontiers of the mind. Keeping the psychology practice in profit mode is also uppermost in their approach. Thankfully they can rely on psychology psychology practice management software (PPMS) that has automated the routine front office and back office tasks. Appointment tracking, booking, reminders as well as invoicing along with treatment note taking has taken the drudgery of the practice and allowing the professional to really focus on diagnoses and treatment plan for the patient.
ePractice is one of the best psychology practice management software in Australia that. Built by the experience of psychologists and software professionals ePractice has learnt the art of listening (chief characteristic in a psychologist) that has made their PPMS effective and efficient. Truly ePractice are silent helpers to Psychologists in treating ASD and help alleviate some of the problems encountered by people with ASD and their families.