Autism Spectrum Evaluations

These evaluations are conducted to determine whether or not an individual meets criteria for an autism spectrum disorder (previously autism or Asperger’s Syndrome).

Important components of this evaluation include an in-depth structured interview with the individual’s parents, administration of a standardized behavioral observation scale, administration of standardized parent and teacher questionnaires, and measures of adaptive functioning.

Evaluations can focus soley on diagnosis, but it is often recommended that a comprehensive neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation be conducted to obtain a complete understanding of the individual’s cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning so that specific recommendations can be made for schools, tutors, families, and therapists.