ASD ASSESSMENTS - KIDS & TEENS
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment – Kids & Teens
If you suspect your child has autism or your child has been referred to the Bhatia Psychology Group for an ASD test, you aren’t alone. Our compassionate and caring team is here with you every step of the way. Determining their strengths and weaknesses can help you give them the best future possible.
At Bhatia Psychology Group, we aim to identify ASD-related challenges, along with your child’s strengths and potential. The insights from this assessment can help guide therapeutic and educational interventions tailored to their specific needs.
What is an ASD Assessment?
Besides psychoeducational and ADHD assessments, we offer testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The evaluation is suited to a child/teen who potentially has high-functioning ASD.
A proper diagnosis and understanding of how your child’s brain functions will help them get the right tools and support to reach their full potential. Through an ASD Assessment, we evaluate a person’s cognitive ability, processing skills, language skills, social skills, academic capability, and view of the world.
Many children with ASD — especially those who have the support and strategies they need — can achieve happiness and success throughout their lives.
It’s recommended when:
Displays social communication delays
Has few or very fixed interests
Is overly sensitive to light, sound, smell, and touch
Struggles to engage with their peers and teachers
How ASD Testing Works
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) testing aims to understand an individual’s developmental, cognitive, and behavioural profile. This testing helps diagnose ASD and guides future intervention and educational strategies. Typically, the assessment process involves:
Your child’s psychologist gathers background information, as well as info regarding behavioural patterns, social skills, and more. We will also review your child’s developmental history and medical records.
Initial screening tools may involve questionnaires or checklists. Testing further assesses:
- Cognitive and language skills
- Behavioural patterns or restrictions
- Emotional patterns
- Social skills
The final step involves providing recommendations for interventions, therapies, educational supports, and accommodations. This plan is designed to support the child’s development, enhance their strengths, and address their specific needs.
FAQs – ASD Assessment
Why is it important to get an ASD assessment for my child?
An ASD assessment provides an action plan that helps support your child with learning and social challenges. By giving them the social and educational support they need, they can thrive and reach their full potential.
What is typically included in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment?
On average, an assessment includes the following. However, every child is different, so the details are confirmed in the initial appointment.
– Consultation and intake
– Screening measures
– Extensive developmental history collection
– Direct assessment
– Scoring and reporting
– Feedback session
What is the fee for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment?
An ASD assessment typically requires 11 hours at a rate of $225/hr. The psychologist will provide a full breakdown of cost in the initial consultation depending on the needs of the child. Note that prices may be subject to change, so kindly inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for current rates.
How should I prepare my child for the assessment?
Before your child or teen’s appointment, your psychologist provides the necessary information. They may also ask for copies of questionnaires, forms, or report cards.
Will my child's school be informed of the assessment results?
This is not done unless you have provided explicit written or verbal consent.