Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
Dr Deepshikha Thakur
Lead Doctor for Autism W Herts NHS Trust
Chair of Herts Autism Interest Group
Chair of East England Special Education Needs & Disability subgroup
I am an experienced Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician with over 20 years' experience in Paediatrics. I am a specialist in assessment of all aspects of Neurodevelopmental Conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Delay, Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties and Sleep Problems related to these conditions.
My special interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly Autism in girls and teenagers as well as complex Autism.
Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust UK
Lead Doctor for Autism West Hertfordshire Designated Medical Officer West Hertfordshire Medical Appraiser Lead for West Hertfordshire
Chief Investigator Kaspar Research (NIHR study completed in May 2019)
Private Practice Spire Bushey Hospital
Chair of Hertfordshire Autism Interest Group
Board member of Hertfordshire All Age Autism Partnership Board
Chair of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) subgroup of East of England Community Paediatrics Group
Published and internationally renowned
I have published and co-authored studies, papers, books and presentations related to autism in children in highly respected national and international journals and organisations. These have included the BMJ, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and at local and European Autism Groups.
Qualifications and Memberships:
Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability
Member of RCPCH ( Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Member of BACCH (British Association of Community Child Health)
Member of BACD (British Association of Childhood Disability)