The outpatient treatment service is one of the services of the CERAC Day Centre.
It is intended to apply pedagogical, psychological and psychiatric treatments for people with autistic spectrum disorder and other child-onset psychopathologies.
The outpatient care process normally begins with a diagnostic assessment.
Then, and as a response to a request for treatment, an assessment is carried out that is more in depth on the case, which often includes a direct observation in the habitual centre of the people being helped and interviews with all of the professionals involved in the case and with the family, in order to design a coordinated action plan that includes the following sections:
• Therapeutic methods.
• Assessment criteria.
• Programme for the home.
• Review calendar.
The protocol for outpatient treatment consists in a clinical diagnosis, a psychological evaluation, one or multiple direct behavioural observations, the application of psychological tools, the creation of an intervention programme, a continued assessment and corresponding reviews.