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- Child mental health
- Community child health
- Paediatric neurodisability
Dr Stefan Studnik is consultant Paediatrician with long experience in autism, ADHD and other developmental problems based in St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London. He built up a multidisciplinary team for autism.
The service is designed to meet the recommendations of the National Autism plan. We are now able to diagnose autism earlier and helps families to access help sooner. Families routinely give feedback to the team and this is usually positive.
As part of this development, Dr Studnik also trained referrers in screening and early detection of autism and facilitated training for the multidisciplinary team in diagnostic tests.
The service works across boundaries to include child psychiatry, education Social services and charities . Stefan Studnik built up a quality network with other child development centres in West London to standardise the observation assessments ("ADOS"s) He also receives referrals for a second opinion. He also has regular clinics to see these children jointly with child psychiatrists.
Stefan Studnik is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment, teaching and examination.
Stefan Studnik has special training in and uses the following specialised diagnostic tests:
ADIR(Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised)
ADOS(Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule)
3Di(The developmental, dimensional and diagnostic interview)
Griffiths Mental Development Scales
Schedule of Growing skills
Areas of interest
Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, Behavioural paediatrics, Developmental paediatrics, Developmental Delay, Learning difficulties, Developmental Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Community paediatrics
Childhood Immunisation, Special Educational Needs
Current NHS consultant posts held
St Mary's Hospital, London(UK)
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Early diagnosis in Autism
Feeding difficulties in Autism
Studnik S ; Simkiss S: What are the benefits and disadvantages of different assessment methods of Atypical Feeding Behaviour in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Presentation RCPCH Annual Conference Warwick 6/4/2011
Studnik S ; Simkiss S: Interventions for Atypical Feeding Behaviour In Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD): a Systematic Review of the Evidence. Poster presentation International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego May, 2011
Studnik S ; Which approaches are most effective in improving atypical feeding behaviours in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?Professional Project for MSc in Community Child Health at the University of Warwick January 2011
Studnik,S: Are joint attention focused programs effective in young children in improving difficulties in the core areas of autism? Essay for MSc in Community Child Health at the University of Warwick: Sept 2007
Studnik,S.Controversies in Immunisation". Essay for MSc in Community Child Health at the University of Warwick: April 2007
Studnik, S.“Critically discuss the role of health protection, promotion and prevention in relation to childhood obesity". Essay for MSc in Community Child Health at the University of Warwick: January 2004.
Studnik,S; Lewis,H ; John,A. Age of referral and surgery in un-descended testes“Ambulatory Child Health 7 (3-4), 269–273.
Studnik, S."Normal Values for Bicycle Exercise in Children"
(My dissertation looked at normal values for heart rate and blood pressure in exercising children. This required 2 years of clinical studies, results of which were adopted for the assessment of children after heart surgery).
Doctoral Thesis:, University of Aachen, November 1990:
- MRCPCH RCPCH 2000
- MSc Child Health University of Warwick 2011
- German MRCPCH (Facharzt Kinderheilkunde) GMC Northrhine Westphalia 1995
Reference number 4173731
Affiliations / memberships
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health=RCPCH
British Association for Community Child Health=BACCH
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