Diagnostic Evaluations

Taking the first step with a diagnostic evaluation

Evaluations by Leaders in Autism Testing

autism-testing-diagnosis-sm-2When you have concerns about your child’s development, you deserve a trusted partner.

As licensed clinical psychologists, we specialize in child development and testing for autism and related disorders. Our deep professional experience and clinical training means you will receive expert guidance and accurate answers to your biggest questions and concerns.  

Good outcomes depend on a quality evaluation, which is why experience matters. A quality evaluation is precise, evidence-based, easy-to-understand, and will shed light on the best options for treatment or intervention, so you can be confident in making decisions about your child’s care.

Our team has evaluated thousands of children, yet no one knows your child as well as you do. This is why we partner with you to gather extensive information from you, then we perform evidence-based, validated tests to gather a rich set of data and gain a full picture of your child. This ensures a thorough and individualized evaluation that is tailored to your child and that recognizes your child’s unique qualities and abilities.

Our Diagnostic Evaluation Process

Clinical Consultation

The first step in the process is a complimentary clinical consult with one of our licensed child psychologists to learn more about your child, understand your goals and priorities, and explain the process in detail. We also determine your insurance coverage and provide you a financial consultation so you know exactly what to expect for any potential co-pay or co-insurance that you might be responsible for.

Testing and Evaluation

The diagnostic evaluation consists of a series of validated assessments and interviews intended to provide a full picture of your child to determine if he or she has an autism diagnosis. Tests may include the ADI-R parent interview, BASC-3 and Vineland parent rating forms, ADOS, and a cognitive test such as the Bayley or WISC. Additional tests may be performed depending on your child’s symptoms and the preliminary results from testing.

Results and Care Coordination

After the evaluation, we review the results in detail with you to make sure you understand the data and observations that informed the diagnosis. We then provide recommendations for evidence-based, proven treatment options based on your child’s unique needs and what has the greatest potential to improve your child’s skills, communication, and independence. 

Supporting you throughout the process and beyond

We help you make sense of the clinical diagnostic process and results, so you can feel knowledgeable and confident with the outcome and next steps you choose for your child.

Expertise in Early Childhood Development

Experience matters in autism testing. Our diagnostic testing team is led by a Licensed Child Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 20 years experience evaluating and treating children with autism and other developmental disabilities utilizing rigorous, evidence-based standards. A diagnostic evaluation is a profound step in your child’s care, and you deserve a partner with the right expertise and perspective.

Helping Children and Families Succeed

When you have questions about your child’s development, getting expert guidance quickly from a specialist in early child development is the most important thing. That is why our team of providers works directly with you from the beginning to answer your questions and empower you with knowledge. Our passion is helping you understand your child’s strengths and areas of needs, so you can choose the best course of action to help your child succeed at home, at school, and in life.