School-Age Autism Diagnostic Assessments

You may have been told by your pediatrician that your child is missing developmental milestones. Or maybe, your child has been struggling in school, either socially or academically and you are worried something deeper is going on. No matter why you are here, the most important thing is your love for your child and your desire to see them grow into a happy, healthy adult. 

We can help

If you have been worried about your child struggling you may be thinking of the various neurodevelopmental disorders and whether your child has one of them. The Family Guidance and Therapy Center offers Educational / Neuropsychological Evaluations for ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism for children up to 17 years of age.

A comprehensive evaluation looks at a child’s:

  • cognitive abilities (verbal and visual)
  • academic skills (reading, writing, math)
  • executive functioning
  • processing
  • memory (visual and verbal)
  • personality
  • over-excitabilities
  • creativity
  • mood and behavior 

What Comes Next?

If your child is diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder they may benefit from interventions specifically for that problem. At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer a wide range of autism spectrum treatments, including Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) that will help your child become the best he was meant to be!

How Does It Work?

The multidisciplinary team that will perform the evaluation consists of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist (OT), and Speech Language Therapist (SLT).

The Psychologist will administer most of the assessments, including cognitive, developmental, and social-emotional measures. The SLT will administer the language screening assessment, and provide feedback to the Psychologist.

The OT will score and review results of the sensory processing questionnaires, and provide feedback to the Psychologist. Additional academic, language, sensory-motor, and neurodevelopmental assessments, beyond basic screening, are available if requested.

The psychologist will provide parents with feedback and appropriate clinical diagnosis, and integrate evaluation scores to create a final comprehensive report

How Long Does it Take?

The assessment itself will take 5 hours for the various professionals to evaluate the child.

You will receive your test results and the diagnosis within three business days.

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

How Much Does it Cost?

The full assessment and evaluation will cost $2000

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for your family, 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

We use the following diagnostic tests when evaluating your child:

MIGDAS-2: Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition, includes parent/caregiver and teacher participation.

  • Qualitative description of the student covering three areas: Language and Communication, Social Relationships and Emotional Responses, and Sensory Use and Interests. 
  • 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: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition 

Allows the evaluator to accurately assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders across age, developmental level, and language skills. Standardized behavior observation and coding. Score indicating level of autism spectrum-related symptoms compared to children with ASD who are the same age and have similar language skills.

Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC-2 NU): The KABC-II NU approach provides insights into how a child receives and processes information, helping pinpoint cognitive strengths and weaknesses. When an ability/achievement comparison is needed, the KABC-II NU is linked to the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3).*[KTEA-3 is added for Independent Educational Evaluations] 

(CAPs) Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics

Video based. Provides comprehensive information on pragmatic language skills and social language development of children (ages 7 and older) and young adults.

CELF-5 Screening Test

The CELF-5® Screening Test helps quickly determine if a student needs further testing to identify a language disorder. In addition to screening for morphology, syntax, and semantics skills, the CELF-5 Screening Test now includes a pragmatics screening.

(CASD) Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The CASD rates 30 symptoms of autism, covering six domains: 

  • Problems with social interaction
  • Perseveration
  • Somatosensory disturbance
  • Atypical communication and development
  • Mood
  • Problems with attention and safety

Symptoms are scored as present or absent based on information drawn from various sources, including teacher, caregiver, parent, observation of the child, and available records.

Parent and Self-Report Questionnaires:

ABAS-3 Parent Form Ages 5 - 21 

Provides a complete assessment of adaptive skills across the lifespan. Measuring adaptive skills is important whenever a disorder or other condition affects daily functioning. 

BASC-3

BASC-3 applies a triangulation method for gathering information. It analyzes a child’s behavior from three perspectives: self, teacher, and parent.

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS) measure adaptive and problem behaviors in the preschool or school setting. [*included for IEE]
  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS) measure both adaptive and problem behaviors in the community and home setting.
  • Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).
  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP) provides insight into a child / adolescent’s thoughts and feelings.
  • Student Observation System (SOS) enables clinicians and other qualified observers to code and record direct observations of a child’ behavior in a classroom setting. [*included for IEE]
  • Structured Developmental History (SDH) offers a comprehensive history and background survey that supplies a thorough review of social, psychological, developmental, educational, and medical information on the child.

(SRS™-2) Social Responsiveness Scale™, Second Edition

Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders. 

(SPM™) Sensory Processing Measure™ (ages 7 - 12)

SPM provides a complete picture of children's sensory processing difficulties at school and at home.

OR

Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (ages 11 - 17)

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. Provides an individualized profile of sensory processing across the four quadrants.

Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

School-Age Diagnostic Assessments

You may have been told by your pediatrician that your child is missing developmental milestones. Or maybe, your child has been struggling in school, either socially or academically and you are worried something deeper is going on. No matter why you are here, the most important thing is your love for your child and your desire to see them grow into a happy, healthy adult. 

We can help

If you have been worried about your child struggling you may be thinking of the various neurological disorders and whether your child has one of them. The Family Guidance and Therapy Center offers Educational / Neuropsychological Evaluations for ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD with co-morbid learning / mental health diagnoses for children up to 17 years of age.

A comprehensive evaluation looks at a child’s:

  • cognitive abilities (verbal and visual)
  • academic skills (reading, writing, math)
  • executive functioning
  • processing
  • memory (visual and verbal)
  • personality
  • over-excitabilities
  • creativity
  • mood and behavior 

What Comes Next?

If your child is diagnosed with a neurological disorder they may benefit from interventions specifically for that problem. At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center we offer a wide range of autism spectrum treatments, including Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) that will help your child become the best he was meant to be!

How Does It Work?

The multidisciplinary team that will perform the evaluation consists of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist (OT), and Speech Language Therapist (SLT).

The Psychologist will administer most of the assessments, including cognitive, developmental, and social-emotional measures. The SLT will administer the language screening assessment, and provide feedback to the Psychologist.

The OT will score and review results of the sensory processing questionnaires, and provide feedback to the Psychologist. Additional academic, language, sensory-motor, and neurodevelopmental assessments, beyond basic screening, are available if requested.

The psychologist will provide parents with feedback and appropriate clinical diagnosis, and integrate evaluation scores to create a final comprehensive report

How Long Does it Take?

The assessment itself will take 5 hours for the various professionals to evaluate the child.

You will receive your test results and the diagnosis within three business days.

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

How Much Does it Cost?

The full assessment and evaluation will cost $2000

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for your family, 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

We use the following diagnostic tests when evaluating your child:

MIGDAS-2: Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition, includes parent/caregiver and teacher participation.

  • Qualitative description of the student covering three areas: Language and Communication, Social Relationships and Emotional Responses, and Sensory Use and Interests. 
  • 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: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition 

Allows the evaluator to accurately assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders across age, developmental level, and language skills. Standardized behavior observation and coding. Score indicating level of autism spectrum-related symptoms compared to children with ASD who are the same age and have similar language skills.

Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC-2 NU): The KABC-II NU approach provides insights into how a child receives and processes information, helping pinpoint cognitive strengths and weaknesses. When an ability/achievement comparison is needed, the KABC-II NU is linked to the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3).*[KTEA-3 is added for Independent Educational Evaluations] 

(CAPs) Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics

Video based. Provides comprehensive information on pragmatic language skills and social language development of children (ages 7 and older) and young adults.

CELF-5 Screening Test

The CELF-5® Screening Test helps quickly determine if a student needs further testing to identify a language disorder. In addition to screening for morphology, syntax, and semantics skills, the CELF-5 Screening Test now includes a pragmatics screening.

(CASD) Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The CASD rates 30 symptoms of autism, covering six domains: 

  • Problems with social interaction
  • Perseveration
  • Somatosensory disturbance
  • Atypical communication and development
  • Mood
  • Problems with attention and safety

Symptoms are scored as present or absent based on information drawn from various sources, including teacher, caregiver, parent, observation of the child, and available records.

Parent and Self-Report Questionnaires:

ABAS-3 Parent Form Ages 5 - 21 

Provides a complete assessment of adaptive skills across the lifespan. Measuring adaptive skills is important whenever a disorder or other condition affects daily functioning. 

BASC-3

BASC-3 applies a triangulation method for gathering information. It analyzes a child’s behavior from three perspectives: self, teacher, and parent.

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS) measure adaptive and problem behaviors in the preschool or school setting. [*included for IEE]
  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS) measure both adaptive and problem behaviors in the community and home setting.
  • Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).
  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP) provides insight into a child / adolescent’s thoughts and feelings.
  • Student Observation System (SOS) enables clinicians and other qualified observers to code and record direct observations of a child’ behavior in a classroom setting. [*included for IEE]
  • Structured Developmental History (SDH) offers a comprehensive history and background survey that supplies a thorough review of social, psychological, developmental, educational, and medical information on the child.

(SRS™-2) Social Responsiveness Scale™, Second Edition

Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders. 

(SPM™) Sensory Processing Measure™ (ages 7 - 12)

SPM provides a complete picture of children's sensory processing difficulties at school and at home.

OR

Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (ages 11 - 17)

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. Provides an individualized profile of sensory processing across the four quadrants.

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

[email protected]
 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

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

Pin It on Pinterest