Diagnostic Services

Our diagnosticians work to evaluate your child for potential developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Depending on your location, we have onsite diagnosticians or established diagnostician partnerships to support your family with little to no wait. This is a service offering that we continue to actively work towards expanding to more locations near you.

Schedule a Diagnostic Evaluation

Get an Immediate Development Screening Online
After completing the online screening, schedule an evaluation with a diagnostician to receive a formal report of your child's developmental progress.

Benefits of Diagnostic Services

Comprehensive Review

Our diagnostic process consists of a multidisciplinary approach which includes a review of medical records, developmental history, current behaviors, cognitive and language abilities, observations and evaluation.

Meaningful Results

Our findings will guide recommendations for your child's developmental needs

Intervention Focus

Our diagnostic evaluation will assist in identifying which intervention is most likely to enhance your child's development.

What to Expect at a Diagnostic Appointment
  1. Parent Interview

    Prior to the interview, you will complete an intake form that outlines several questions about your child’s medical, developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral history. At the interview, you will meet with the diagnostician during which a thorough understanding of your child’s developmental history will be obtained and questions will be answered about the evaluation process.

  2. Assessment and Evaluation

    Your child will work with the diagnostician to complete cognitive and language-based measures using the ADOS or the ADI-R assessment tool. The assessment time will vary depending on your child’s age and skill. You may accompany your child throughout the assessment should separation difficulties emerge.

  3. Recommendation Meeting

    You will meet with the diagnostician following the assessment and evaluation. A comprehensive report will be provided to you at this time which outlines your child’s developmental history, test results, diagnostic impressions, and recommendations for future intervention services. The diagnostician will review these areas in detail and answer questions following the discussion.

What is Involved in a Diagnostic Evaluation?
Once we have a referral and insurance verification for your child, we can set up the initial appointment. The time it takes to conduct the developmental evaluation varies from child to child as well as the diagnostic tool used. Some insurance companies have specific requests for which diagnostic tool is used when assessing children for ASD. The average time to conduct the assessment varies from 1.5-2 hours
Schedule a Diagnostic Evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions About Diagnostics

Does my child need an autism diagnosis to get ABA services?

Insurance companies will authorize Applied Behavior Analysis services when a child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If your child does not have a diagnosis of ASD, you can choose to pay for services privately.

How will I confirm that my insurance company covers diagnostic services?

Our Intake team will verify coverage with your insurance company. A referral from your child’s physician will be required unless your family is paying privately.

What is involved in the diagnostic evaluation?

Once we have a referral and insurance verification for your child, we can set up the initial appointment. The time it takes to conduct the developmental evaluation varies from child to child as well as the diagnostic tool used. Some insurance companies have specific request for which diagnostic tool is used when assessing children for ASD. The average time to conduct the assessment varies from 1.5-2 hours.

How long does the diagnostic process take?

Once the referral and insurance verification is obtained, the evaluation process typically takes 1-2 weeks.

What are the next steps now that my child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

If your child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, our Psychologist will work with your family to secure Applied Behavior Analysis services. We will assist your family in getting approval for a Functional Behavior Assessment. This includes an assessment evaluating the function of your child’s behavior, a first step in developing a comprehensive behavioral treatment program.