Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Evaluations

Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Evaluations

At Mitchell’s Place, we understand that autism spectrum disorder is a complex diagnosis. We created our interdisciplinary team to ensure that each child receives a comprehensive evaluation to increase the confidence and validity of the diagnosis. Our team consists of a psychologist with certification in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as a speech language pathologist and occupational therapist with years of experience and training in working with children with ASD.

 

The psychologist’s portion of the evaluation consists of a parent or caregiver interview, parent/caregiver/teacher questionnaires, and a play-based standardized assessment (ADOS-2). If applicable cognitive and academic skills may be evaluated as well.

 

The speech language pathologist will evaluate language, articulation, and/or pragmatic/social language using a variety of standardized assessments. She will also informally make note of the existence of any red flags pertaining to an autism spectrum disorder.

 

The occupational therapist will evaluate fine motor, self-help, feeding, and sensory processing skills using a variety of standardized assessments. She will also informally make note of the existence of any red flags pertaining to an autism spectrum disorder.

 

The professionals will collaborate on their results to ensure the child presented consistently across all evaluations and in a variety of settings. A comprehensive report will be completed containing results from each professional. This report will be reviewed with the parent of caregiver in a feedback session one week from the evaluation date.

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