Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Program

RCBM offers a Comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Evaluation for individuals two years of age and older.

 

Screening:Initially, patients will be scheduled for an intake with one of our clinicans, after which they will be scheduled for a 2-3 hour screening session examining the patient’s symptoms of ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Mood, Personality Characteristics, Cognitive Abilities, etc. As there is significant overlap in symptoms between ASD and other psychiatric disorders, this screening step allows RCBM to feel confident that the correct diagnosis is being pursued, and that any co-occurring conditions are being identified.. This step also allows us to ensure that pursuit of a full ASD evaluation is warranted.

 

After the screening session, patients will meet with their primary clinician at RCBM in order to review the results of the screening. If the clinician believes that the screening results may be indicative of ASD, the patient will be referred for our full ASD evaluation with one of our trained psychologists- this step is necessary in order to establish a formal medical diagnosis of ASD.

 

ASD Evaluation:The ASD evaluation entails one to two 1-hour sessions, depending on the age of the patient.

 

The Following assessments are administered as part of our ASD Evaluation

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R ):Is an interview administered by the clinician to a parent or caretaker who is familiar with the developmental history and current behavior of the patient.

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- Second Edition (ADOS-2):Is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play/imaginative use of materials, and restricted and repetitive behaviors for individuals who have been referred because of possible autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS-2 offers standard activities designed to elicit behaviors that are directly relevant to the diagnosis of ASD at different developmental levels and chronological ages.

 

Upon completion of the full evaluation, a report will be created and reviewed with the patient and their family. A copy of the report will be provided to the school upon request and with written consent.

 

Screening is covered under some, but not all insurance plans. RCBM is unable to bill insurance for the full ASD evaluation at this time. For additional information or to schedule an initial intake appointment for this evaluation, please call 248-608-8800.

 

The Following PDF provides our ASE Handout:

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