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SPECTRUM ASC-MED DIAGNOSIS, THERAPY AND EDUCATION

SPECTRUM ASC-MED specializes in the diagnosis, therapy and education across the age range in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), frequently defined as autism. We use standards and recommendations in autism that are valid in such countries like UK, USA or Australia. We collaborate with the leading autism centers in the world. We diagnose autism spectrum disorders (autism) in children, adolescents and adults. We develop new diagnostic tests, computer-based therapy and educational programs together with the world-renowned experts in autism. We conduct scientific research in this field. We train medical doctors and other professionals who work with patients with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Agnieszka Rynkiewicz

SPECTRUM ASC-MED IS DIRECTED BY DR. AGNIESZKA RYNKIEWICZ

Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, MD, MAT, PhD - Associate Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of University of Rzeszow, Head of Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Lab, UR. PhD in Psychiatry. Head of Center for Diagnosis, Therapy and Education SPECTRUM ASC-MED, Gdansk, Poland. Certified ADOS-2 senior trainer. Certified in ADOS-2, ADI-R, BOSCC, BOSA and STAT™. Her interest includes the neurodevelopmental disorders, sex/gender differences in autism and ICT-based solutions to the standardised instruments used in the assessment and therapy of autism.

Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, MD, MAT, PhD

Received her MD from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdansk and Clinical Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Gdansk, Poland. Completed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE/ECFMG) in USA. Graduated from Seattle Pacific University, USA with MAT in Special Education. Holds a PhD in psychiatry from Medical University of Gdansk in Poland. Her PhD in psychiatry is on autism in females and co-occurring psychopathology (read more).

Additional credentials:

  • Internationally recognized certified ADOS-2 trainer, certified by Prof. Ann Le Couteur, UK.
  • Certified in ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition), Spectrum Specialist Consultancy & University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Certified in ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised), STAR (Service, Training, Advocacy & Research) Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, USA.
  • Certified in BOSA (Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism), University of California Los Angeles, Center for Autism Research and Treatment, USA
  • Certified in BOSCC (Brief Observation of Social Communication Change), NewYork-Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, Weill Cornell Medical College & Columbia University Medical Center, USA.
  • Certified in STAT™(Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers), University of Washington Autism Center - Tacoma & Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tennessee, USA.

Her professional work included: Psychiatry Departments of Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit, Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA, Brain Center for Applied Learning Research Institute, Seattle Pacific University, USA, Edmonds School District, USA, Department of Psychiatry and Developmental, Psychotic and Geriatric Psychiatry Medical University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Lab, Medical College of University of Rzeszow, Poland. The Board Member of Autism Society of Washington, USA.

Developed the Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Conditions (Q-ASC by Attwood, Garnett, Rynkiewicz 2011) to identify gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology. Co-authored Polish adaptation of STAT™. Created math scripts to TeachTown (USA), education software for children with special needs. Partnered in developing the integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism EmotiPlay within ASC-Inclusion project.

Recipient of the ENABLE Award 2014 in UK to the developer of new ICT to support disabled learners, the Diversity Travel Award by International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in 2016, USA, the Award of Prof. Walczak Programme NAWA 2020.

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WE ARE ACTIVE AND CREATIVE

We create the assessments and programs to improve diagnosis, therapy and education in autism. We believe that properly conducted diagnostic process and therapy in autism based on the accepted standards and recommendations improve significantly the quality of life of individuals with autism (ASD). We train medical doctors and the other professionals who help ASD patients.

We work with the leading clinical centers and the universities in the world and Poland updating and expanding knowledge on autism to improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

THE RECENT WORK

ADI-R and ADOS-2 standardized assessments - identifying the gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission 2020 - 2021. Project № #P006029

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Autism symptomatology in females and ADOS-2Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission 2017 - 2019. Project № P000698

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EmotiPlay

The integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) created within the ASC-Inclusion project. Grant № 289021. It is the interactive therapeutic program to learn emotions expressed in three modalities: mimics, gestures and voice.

STATTM

Polish version of the STAT - Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children). It is an interactive assessment used in screening of autism in children 24 to 36 months old (2-3 years).

Q-ASC

A screening tool authored by Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett, Agnieszka Rynkiewicz.


ASC-Inclusion project received funding from the European Commission, the Seventh Framework Program (FP, 2007-2013), grant No. 289021, Information and Communication Technologies, Goal ICT-2011.5.5: ICT for sustainable and personalized integration.

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OUR COLLABORATION

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