Developmental / Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations

Autism EvaluationThe purpose of a Developmental Evaluation is to accurately diagnose:

  • Developmental disorders
  • Level of developmental delays
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Specific strengths and weaknesses
  • Overall neurodevelopmental functioning

Our nervous system grows as we do, but not everyone grows in the same way or at the same rate. Where one child may be able to grasp abstract concepts quicker than another, another child may develop his fine motor coordination quicker. The way we process information affects every aspect of our being. This information processing system is our brain, and its main avenues of conduction are not fully constructed yet, making them inefficient at times. Being adaptive beings, people often compensate for deficits, either masking them or hindering continued growth. By understanding how a child currently functions, we can assist him in social, cognitive, and educational arenas. This allows us to tailor his environment to promote healthy development rather than allowing it to stagnate. With this understanding, clear goals can be set making your child’s experiences positive rather than frustrating. This evaluation assesses:

  • Developmental levels
  • Cognitive levels
  • Neuropsychological functioning
  • Psychological functioning

It provides the parent and school valuable information on how to improve the child’s functioning.