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Early Intervention Evaluations

Evaluations now offered

CSAAC is now offering comprehensive evaluation services for children with autism spectrum disorder or those suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder. Available services include diagnostic evaluations, behavioral assessments, psychological assessments, and psychoeducational evaluations. Evaluations will be conducted by a CSAAC psychologist who will consult with other members of the child’s treatment team including pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and related service providers. Evaluations will be tailored to the individual needs of the child and may include the following:

Developmental and diagnostic interview

Measure of cognitive functioning

Developmental assessment

Behavior rating scales

Measure of social functioning

Measures designed to assess specific behaviors associated with autism, including:

  • Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • Children’s Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
  • Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)

Following the evaluation, the psychologist will provide you with a comprehensive report to include specific recommendations appropriate for your child’s developmental level. The psychologist will also meet with you to discuss the results and your child’s behavioral needs.

If you feel that your child may have autism or PDD, please click here to see some simple questions that may help you determine that you may need to take your child to be evaluated. If you would like to call to set up an appointment, please contact Brandi Best for the Early Intervention Program at 240-912-2269 or click here to send an email.