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:


MD (Paediatrics)

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)

Autism Assessment

The multi-disciplinary team who will be responsible for your assessment comprises highly qualified specialists, all experienced in Autism, and passionate about providing an outstanding quality service.


Having 5 different professions in our team means each one brings their unique training and experience, ensuring a comprehensive assessment.


Each patient will be seen in person by at least one of our experts and at least 3 different clinicians will be involved in every assessment.


Our multi-disciplinary team approach to Autism Assessments complies with NICE guidelines, meaning we offer Gold Standard assessments.


Our range of experts enables us to select the most suitable professionals for each assessment, so it is as unique as the patient we are seeing.