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ASD Diagnostic Evaluations

For individuals as young as 14 months to late adulhood

                                                                               Statistics

According to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is about 4 times more common among boys than among girls.  ASD commonly co-occurs with other developmental, psychiatric, neurologic, chromosomal, and genetic diagnoses.  Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.  Even though ASD can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2 years, most children are not diagnosed with ASD until after age 4 years.

                                                                                  Focus

Since 2001, Dr. Amigo and Michael Bayda, MSW, LISW have worked together to provide diagnostic evaluations for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in individuals as young as 14 months up to adults in their 60’s.  Their evaluations are modeled on best practice standards and utilize both structured and unstructured clinical interviews and standardized psychological tests, many of which are part of the annual Respons∙ability Social Therapy™ Annual Assessments.

Psychological Testing Information

Social Language Development Test Adolescent

The SLDT-A assesses a student's language-based responses to portrayed, peer-to-peer situations.

Areas of focus:

Making Inferences

Interpreting Social Language

Problem Solving

Social Interaction

Interpreting Ironic Statements

Social Language Development Test
Elementary

The SLDT-E assesses language-based skills of social understanding and social language competency.

Areas of focus:

Making Inferences

Interpersonal Negotiations

Multiple Interpretations

Supporting Peers

Test of Problem Solving
Adolescent

The TOPS-2 is designed to investigate the adolescent's language-based critical thinking skills using logic and experience.

Areas of focus:

Making Inferences

Determining Solutions

Problem Solving

Interpreting Perspectives

Transferring Insights

Social Responsiveness Scale
2nd Edition

The SRS-2 measures deficits in social behavior that are specifically associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Areas of focus:

Awareness

Cognition

Communication

Motivation

Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior

Sensory Processing Measure

The SPM enables assessment of sensory processing issues, praxis, and social participation.

Areas of focus:

Social Participation

Vision

Touch

Body Awareness

Balance and Motion

Planning and Ideas

Total Sensory Systems

Behavior Rating of Executive Functioning

The BRIEF provides insight into everyday behavior of executive functioning.

Areas of focus:

Inhibit

Self-Monitor

Shift

Emotional Control

Initiate

Working Memory

Task Monitoring

Organization of Materials

Behavior Regulation