Can the ACC conduct a diagnostic evaluation to assess an individual for ASD?
Yes. If you suspect yourself, your child or a loved one to be living with ASD, you may want to have them evaluated for autism. The ACC can provide this service to you and your family. Having a diagnosis of ASD or a related neurological disorder is a requirement before receiving fee-based services at the ACC. Please see below for more information on the comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Contact us today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation.
What does the diagnostic evaluation involve?
- Review of current concerns and presenting problems.
- Comprehensive developmental history.
- Review of all available records, such as school and medical records.
- Psychological assessment of cognitive, social, communication, and adaptive functioning. The ADOS is always a part of the evaluation by the psychologist.
- Assessment by other professionals as needed such as a Speech/Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist.
- Multidisciplinary review of findings.
- Client feedback appointment to explain results and recommendations.
- Written report.
Speech and Language Evaluation of:
- Expressive and Receptive Language.
- Pragmatic Language.
Occupational Therapy Evaluation of:
- Fine Motor and Gross Motor.
- Sensory Processing/Regulation.
- Visual-Spatial Perception.
- Functional Activities of Daily Living.
Music Therapy Evaluation of:
- Sustained, Joint, and Focused Attention.
- Self-Regulation and Expression.
- Verbal and Non-verbal Communication.
Recreation Therapy Evaluation of:
- Participation in chosen activities.
- Interactions between self and others.
- Usage/need of physical, cognitive, and emotional supports.
Social Work and/or Psychology Assessment to determine psychotherapy needs.