Diagnostic Evaluation

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at CADD

Diagnostic appointments are scheduled for children ages 1-18.  At this appointment, a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is either established or ruled out.  A variety of other developmental diagnoses, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), communication disorders, and anxiety disorders, may be provided as well.

What Happens at the Diagnostic Session?

Each child is evaluated through a parent interview, direct observations, physical examinations, and diagnostic tools.  The evaluation team reviews your child’s medical records and reports from your child’s school.  Depending on your child’s age and symptoms, a specific team will be selected for your child’s diagnostic evaluation.  Your team will be chosen from the following providers:

  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

How is the Diagnostic Evaluation Different at CADD?

Our diagnostic appointment is a one-day, multidisciplinary evaluation.

What Happens at the Feedback Appointment?

A few weeks after the diagnostic appointment is completed, the family meets at a separate feedback appointment with one of the providers to:

  • Share diagnosis and review results
  • Offer treatment recommendations/resources
  • Provide family with a copy of the diagnostic reports
Diagnosing Autism

Our comprehensive care includes diagnosis and treatment plans designed by top neurologists, therapists, speech-language pathologists and other experts, so you can find the right plan for your child.


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