Adult Basic Diagnostic Assessments

Many adults have spent their lives feeling as though they were "different". Maybe you have been diagnosed over the years with other conditions or maybe you have been blown off repeatedly by doctors who tell you that you don't appear autistic. Receiving a diagnosis can help the pieces of your life fall into place. 

We can help

We offer the following evaluations for autism in adults:

  • Neuropsychological Testing

  • Psychological Testing 

  • Psychoeducational Assessment

  • Social and Daily Skills Assessment

  • Psychiatric evaluation  

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer a wide range of adult specific services including diagnosis/testing, individual counseling, group therapy, neurodiverse relationship counseling, and our therapists have worked closely with neurodiverse adults and understand the struggles you face. 

How Does It Work?

You will participate in a detailed discussion with an experienced psychologist about your experiences in the domains of social interaction, communication, sensory processing, special areas of interest, and rituals or stereotyped behavior.

Many adults on the autism spectrum become skillful at camouflaging or compensating for their challenges. Therefore, we will explore experiences over the course of your lifetime and request permission to speak with family members or people who have known you at earlier stages of your development. We use standardized interviews and questionnaires to gather information. We will also directly evaluate your cognitive, social cognitive, interpersonal, language, and mental health functioning.

How Long Does it Take?

Direct assessment can usually be completed in one day (4 - 6 hours).

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center there is no wait for any diagnostic assessment. 

How Much Does it Cost?

$2000: includes scoring, feedback, and a written report with recommendations.

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. In-Network Status is pending for all major health insurances, please call us for the most updated list.

Technical Details

Adult Diagnostic Assessments Ages 18+

Direct Assessment (4 - 6 hours)

MIGDAS - 2 Diagnostic Interview for Adults with Verbal Fluency
Provides evaluators with an efficient method of systematically gathering and organizing the information needed to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, adolescents, and adults.

ADOS - 2 Module 4: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition
This semi-structured assessment can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having autism—from toddlers to adults, from children with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent. The ADOS consists of various activities that allow you to observe social and communication behaviors related to the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders. These activities provide interesting, standard contexts in which interaction can occur.

WAIS - IV
The WAIS®-IV is intended for use with adults ages 16 to 90. The assessment measures cognitive ability using a core battery of 10 unique subtests that focus on four specific domains of intelligence: verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed.

Social Cognition
Social Cognition includes tests for abilities such as facial recognition, name-face association, prosody, and theory of mind that are important aspects of social functioning.

You (and/or someone familiar with you) will be asked t o complete four questionnaires about you (estimated time 60 - 90 minutes) and bring them with you to your evaluation

ABAS - 3 [Adult Form]
Provides a complete assessment of adaptive skills across the lifespan.

SRS - 2 [Adult Self-Report]
Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders.

Adolescent / Adult Sensory Profile
The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile includes 60 items (15 items for each quadrant). These quadrants cover the sensory processing categories of Taste/Smell, Movement, Visual, Touch, Activity Level, and Auditory.

Symptom Checklist - 90 - Revised
The Symptom Checklist - 90 - Revised instrument is a self-report questionnaire that helps evaluate a broad range of psychological problems and symptoms

Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

Adult Basic Diagnostic Assessments

Many adults have spent their lives feeling as though they were "different". Maybe you have been diagnosed over the years with other conditions or maybe you have been blown off repeatedly by doctors who tell you that you don't appear autistic. Receiving a diagnosis can help the pieces of your life fall into place. 

We can help

We offer the following evaluations for autism in adults:

  • Neuropsychological Testing

  • Psychological Testing 

  • Psychoeducational Assessment

  • Social and Daily Skills Assessment

  • Psychiatric evaluation  

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer a wide range of adult specific services including diagnosis/testing, individual counseling, group therapy, neurodiverse relationship counseling, and our therapists have worked closely with neurodiverse adults and understand the struggles you face. 

How Does It Work?

You will participate in a detailed discussion with an experienced psychologist about your experiences in the domains of social interaction, communication, sensory processing, special areas of interest, and rituals or stereotyped behavior.

Many adults on the autism spectrum become skillful at camouflaging or compensating for their challenges. Therefore, we will explore experiences over the course of your lifetime and request permission to speak with family members or people who have known you at earlier stages of your development. We use standardized interviews and questionnaires to gather information. We will also directly evaluate your cognitive, social cognitive, interpersonal, language, and mental health functioning.

How Long Does it Take?

Direct assessment can usually be completed in one day (4 - 6 hours).

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center there is no wait for any diagnostic assessment. 

How Much Does it Cost?

$2000: includes scoring, feedback, and a written report with recommendations.

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. In-Network Status is pending for all major health insurances, please call us for the most updated list.

Technical Details

Adult Diagnostic Assessments Ages 18+

Direct Assessment (4 - 6 hours)

MIGDAS - 2 Diagnostic Interview for Adults with Verbal Fluency
Provides evaluators with an efficient method of systematically gathering and organizing the information needed to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, adolescents, and adults.

ADOS - 2 Module 4: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition
This semi-structured assessment can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having autism—from toddlers to adults, from children with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent. The ADOS consists of various activities that allow you to observe social and communication behaviors related to the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders. These activities provide interesting, standard contexts in which interaction can occur.

WAIS - IV
The WAIS®-IV is intended for use with adults ages 16 to 90. The assessment measures cognitive ability using a core battery of 10 unique subtests that focus on four specific domains of intelligence: verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed.

Social Cognition
Social Cognition includes tests for abilities such as facial recognition, name-face association, prosody, and theory of mind that are important aspects of social functioning.

You (and/or someone familiar with you) will be asked t o complete four questionnaires about you (estimated time 60 - 90 minutes) and bring them with you to your evaluation

ABAS - 3 [Adult Form]
Provides a complete assessment of adaptive skills across the lifespan.

SRS - 2 [Adult Self-Report]
Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders.

Adolescent / Adult Sensory Profile
The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile includes 60 items (15 items for each quadrant). These quadrants cover the sensory processing categories of Taste/Smell, Movement, Visual, Touch, Activity Level, and Auditory.

Symptom Checklist - 90 - Revised
The Symptom Checklist - 90 - Revised instrument is a self-report questionnaire that helps evaluate a broad range of psychological problems and symptoms

Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683 

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683 

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Orange County
657-999-3232

Inland Empire (Temecula)
951-506-1919

Petaluma
707-533-1230

 

 

Copyright 2016-2019 |  Website: AlfordCreative | Terms of Use

 

 

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232  

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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