The Koegel Autism Center Assessment Clinic offers a range of diagnostic, developmental, and psychological assessment services for individuals of all ages, from early childhood through adulthood. Because our staff are also highly trained intervention researchers and clinicians, assessment results are seemlessly linked to practical, effective recommendations drawing from the latest treatment science. Our assessment options include:
Two Day Comprehensive Psychological/Diagnostic Evaluation: This evaluation includes a review of the individual’s developmental history and relevant records, structured parent/caregiver interviews, all assessment administrations (tailored to the needs of the client and may include cognitive, diagnostic, adaptive skill, language, behavioral, neuropsych, and/or personality measures), feedback session, and the 10-20 page written report with recommendations.
One-Day Psychological/Diagnostic Assessment: For individuals who do not require a comprehensive evaluation, we offer a one-day psychological assessment jointly conducted by licensed psychologists and doctoral student clinicians in clinical psychology. This abbreviated assessment is an option for individuals and families seeking diagnostic clarification and does not use the same comprehensive assessment battery of the two-day evaluation. This battery typically includes cognitive testing, autism-specific testing, a caregiver diagnostic/developmental interview, and a behavioral/personality screening measure. Feedback is provided via a follow-up in-person or phone conference on a separate day.
One-Day Student Clinician-Led Psychological Assessment: Finally, we also offer a one-day student-led psychological assessment conducted exclusively by one of our advanced doctoral student clinicians, who is under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist. This battery typically includes cognitive testing, autism-specific testing, and a behavioral/personality screening measure. Feedback is provided via a follow-up in-person or phone conference on a separate day.
What is an Assessment Evaluation?
An assessment is a way for us to better understand a child or adult's unique strengths and areas of difficulty. Assessments take on many forms: interactive activities, paper-and-pencil tasks, visual puzzles, question-and-answer activities, background questionnaires, checklist surveys, and child/parent interviews, to name a few. We have assessments for very young children, as well as those appropriate for adolescents and older adults. By comparing someone's assessment results to that of their same-aged children or adults, we can better understand where they thrive and where they may need help.
Combining assessment results and other information from multiple sources allows us to thoroughly understand who a person is and provide detailed recommendations for home, school, and community settings. This process also allows us to make accurate clinical diagnoses, which can be a means to start receiving helpful services and supports from schools and community agencies.
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Once we have received your registration form, you will be contacted to schedule the evaluation.