Parents know their children best and can usually sense that something may not be right on course. In this case, initially consulting your pediatrician with concerns is always the best first course of action. If the physician feels that your child would benefit from further testing and diagnosis they will refer you to a qualified diagnostician.
After referral, the first step to Diagnostic Testing is submitting insurance information. Once benefits are verified, our Diagnostic Coordinator will reach out to you to schedule the initial appointment to conduct the initial assessment meeting. At this time, we will also schedule the follow-up meeting.
A credentialed Psychologist will conduct a psychological evaluation to determine if the identified symptoms meet criteria for an autism spectrum disorder. This evaluation will include a Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Behavioral Profile, Behavioral Observations, and a Social History Interview with parents. Parents are part of the testing process by providing information and are welcome to stay in the room with their children during the entire testing period.