Autism Services Edmonton
To identify and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder, a multi-disciplinary approach is often recommended. This includes a doctor as part of the process to rule out other medical difficulties and to assist with referring patients to an appropriate clinic. Before a Neurodevelopmental Clinic will see a patient, they often require a Psycho-Educational Assessment to be completed first. At ABC Psychological Services, I perform the required preliminary assessments and if the evaluation indicates concerns for an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I will recommend a referral to a neurodevelopmental assessment clinic. The Psycho-Educational Assessment entails an IQ Test (cognitive assessment) and possibly an Academic Test. In addition, parents complete Behavioral Questionnaires that include rating the Adaptive Functioning of their child. Adaptive Functioning refers to day to day living skills, social skills, and communication skills. Upon completion of the entire assessment I will analyze the results and make recommendations accordingly, regardless of diagnoses.
Your child’s best interests are my priority. Proper identification of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, in its many forms, including what was formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome, is the first step in ensuring that your child is placed on a forward moving path to living a happy, productive, and fulfilling life. ABC Psychological Services provides the preliminary assessments often required to access autism services and diagnosis. Please call for more information and to ask questions.