Our MDT Team
Our experience coupled with current research supports the idea that the factors contributing to the behaviour, communication and learning challenges of people with learning disability and/or autism spectrum conditions are multifaceted and unique to that individual;
On this basis it is vital that treatment and intervention should be multi-faceted as well and a common sense approach is to accept that the vastness, wide ranging and diversity of learning disability and/or autism spectrum conditions cannot all be supported by any one single approach.
We believe in the strength of what is known as the “multi-treatment effect” comes from the interaction between the often diverse variety of interventions and supportive strategies. On this basis it can be said that “one plus one equals more than two” when one strategy acts as a catalyst to speed up or enhance another.
It is on this basis that at ASC Healthcare we do not adopt the usual ‘one size fits all’ approach to our delivery of clinical, therapeutic or nursing support, therapy and intervention and to avoid this we intend that our overall MDT Team has two distinct components:
- Our in-house MDT team consisting of a number of clinicians, including a Psychiatrist, Registered Nurses, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist.
- Associate asc specialist therapists who we will engage on an a patient defined as required basis who in support of our in-house clinical team, will be employed dependent upon assessed need.
It is our view that in ensuring the best possible outcomes that All approaches to treatment & therapy must be:
Specific – individual – personal – on target – responsive to needs – with no false perception – measured – resourced – valid – reliable – proven.
Kelly Redfern – Occupational Therapist
OT has been working in the field of Autism for a number of years, with 4 of these years being as an Occupational Therapist.
Prior to ASC Healthcare I worked within a College for people with Autism, learning disabilities and physical disabilities for over 3 years. I am currently undertaking a diploma in Sensory Integration Therapy which will lead to me being a Sensory Integration Practitioner.
Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to support recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities that are important to them. I am passionate about delivering individualised support for our patients and helping them to lead as fulfilling and independent a life as possible.
Ruth Carrigan – Speech and Language Therapist
With over twenty years’ experience in the health and social care sector (3 of those as an SLT), I have worked to support individuals with a variety of complex needs including Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Difficulties, Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties and Forensics.
As an SLT, I provide specialist, individualised strategies and therapy which aims to facilitate meaningful interactions with family, friends, staff and peers and enable our patients to communicate their needs, want and feelings.
Speech therapy can help to remove many of the barriers experienced by our patients and always strives to support our patients to live meaningful lives as independently as possible.
As part of my studies at university, I researched ASC for my dissertation. This helped me to develop a wider understanding of the condition and effective treatment for it. I have always been passionate about working and supporting individuals with neurodevelopment disorders.
Dr Irfan Anjum – Lead Clinical Psychologist
I am a chartered clinical psychologist and have Associate Fellow status with the British Psychological Society. I am also a full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have a BSc., in Psychology, MSc., in Psychology and Counselling and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. I have over 20 years of experience of working in the NHS, Higher Education, and Forensic services. I have a specialist interest in autism spectrum disorder and fully subscribe to the Person Centred Approach.
Mamoud Kamara – Psychologist/Occupational Therapy Assistant
Assistant Psychologist/Occupational Therapy Assistant has worked in the health and social care sector for over three years supporting individuals with different special needs. This includes Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), mental health and severe learning disabilities.
I started as a support worker and gained the experience to progress to my current role. Whilst I was working as a support worker, I acquired skills in supporting individual with complex needs. As an empathetic individual, my first priority is to develop rapport with our service users so that they feel comfortable and respected when I deliver therapeutic interventions.
If you wish to make an enquiry relating to becoming a member of our Clinical Team, please use the contacts form on our contacts page.