A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) usually starts with intuition. Whether a parent or caretaker is well-versed in the early signs of autism or not, trust the feeling of “something seems different.”
Speak to your pediatrician about what you’ve observed and work together to chart the best course of action, which may include a referral for autism testing.
Once you contact LittleStar, we will schedule an appointment for testing at either our Bloomington or Carmel locations. The process from referral, insurance approval, diagnostic testing appointment, and follow-up appointment is generally completed within a two month time frame.
The diagnostic tests the psychologist administers begin with a parent interview with the child in the room and then a secondary test actively engaging your child using interactive toys, games and conversational observations. Most children enjoy the testing process, which will be completed within a 2 – 2 ½ hour time frame.