Some children, adolescents, and adults exhibit symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but they’re not diagnosed properly. At Scientific Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders (SCADD), we provide diagnostic evaluations to such people. Evaluations normally last a day. However, if the case is more complex, it can take more days to complete the evaluation.
In the evaluation, a therapist will interview the caregiver and review development, social, medical and academic history. Evaluation also includes direct examination and testing sessions with the child, adolescent or adult and caregiver questionnaires. These testing sessions are based on standardized development, cognitive and behavioral assessments.
SCADD employs empirical based instruments for assessment to determine various disorders such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, social and communication disorders.
After the evaluation is complete, the results are shared with caregivers during a conference. During the conference, comprehensive recommendations will be provided and evidence b ased options for therapy will be given to caregivers.
Note: Do not bring siblings and other young children with you. Only the client who is to be evaluated and their caregivers are allowed.a