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.
Benefits of Diagnostic Services
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.
Our findings will guide recommendations for your child's developmental needs
Our diagnostic evaluation will assist in identifying which intervention is most likely to enhance your child's development.
Frequently Asked Questions About Diagnostics
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 1.5-3 hours.
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 team 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.
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.
How long does the diagnostic process take?
Once the referral and insurance verification is obtained, the evaluation process typically takes 1-2 weeks.