Our Services

At the Emotions Clinic Australia Dr Belinda Ratcliffe and her team provides ‘gold standard’ assessment, diagnosis and therapy services for individuals (from babies through to adulthood) with or suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability or other developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental ill-health.

Diagnosis & Assessment

Diagnosis and assessment of:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (includes diagnoses previously referred to as Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder) using ‘ADOS’ and ‘ADI-R’ tests, which are the ‘gold standard’ in assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Intellectual Disability – includes an IQ test (e.g. WISC-IV) and assessment of adaptive functioning (e.g. ABAS)

Mental Health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, ADHD)

Social Communication Issues

Behavioural Issues


Therapy targeting:



The Westmead Feelings Program (formerly Emotion-based Social Skills Training)

Practical Social Skills

Emotion Regulation

Coping with life transitions

Disclosing and understanding a diagnosis

Grief and loss

Group Programs

(New! for Term 2, 2020):


Westmead Feelings Program for Children with Autism

Adult Social Communication (ASC) Program – for autistic adults