Dr Deepshikha Thakur

Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician

MBBS MD ( Paediatrics), MRCPCH, PG Diploma in Neurodisability

"Spire Bushey enjoys an excellent reputation among patients and colleagues."

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I am an experienced Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician with over 20 years' experience in Paediatrics. I am trained in assessment of all aspects of Neurodevelopment such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Delay, Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties and Sleep Problems related to these conditions.

In my NHS practise, I assess 10-15 patients for Neurodevelopmental conditions every week and perform 2-3 detailed specialist Autism Assessments per week.

I have accredited training in my area of specialty. These include: 3Di training, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2, Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Paediatric Epilepsy training Level 2 day 3 and 4, Griffiths Mental Development Scales Extended Revised, Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2 Day1 and 2, Southampton.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Deepshikha Thakur at Spire include:


Other treatments

I offer assessment of:

  • Autism (all forms including Asperger's Syndrome and Autism in girls)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Developmental Delay/Early Developmental Impairment
  • Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Learning Difficulties/Intellectual Disability
  • Sleep problems related to above conditions.

I also assess children and young people on Autism Spectrum for Pathological Demand Avoidant profile​.

I assess children and young people under the age of 16 years.

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Additional information

I specialise in assessment of complex autism and autism in girls and teenagers. I also have expertise in assessment of comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder particularly Pathological Demand Avoidant Profile.

Chief Investigator in Autism Research: Kaspar Trial.

Clinical Appraisal Lead Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Consultant Community Paediatrician in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Designated Medical Officer (DMO) Special Education Needs and Disability West Hertfordshire.

Lead Doctor for Autism Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Website https://www.autismdoctor.co.uk/
Private secretary Janice Keating
Private secretary telephone 0748 653 1240
Private secretary email jan.keating@nhs.net