Services

SERVICES AND TESTING FOR CHILDREN

For children 18 months and older, we typically require four visits if you suspect your child may be on the Autism Spectrum.
For children 6 and older and if you do not suspect Autism, we require three visits to arrive at a diagnosis.

 Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
 Sensory Disorders
 Communication Delays
 Expressive Language

For children 18 months and older, we typically require four visits if you suspect your child may be on the Autism Spectrum.

For children 6 and older and if you do not suspect Autism, we require three visits to arrive at a diagnosis.

  • Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Communication Delays
  • Expressive Language & Learning Disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Behavior Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be diagnosed but parents must arrange medication management with either their primary care pediatrician or a child psychiatrist

Our Appointment Process

For children 18 months and older we schedule three to four visits, depending on
concern.

Initial visit of 60 to 90 minutes to obtain a history and go over a standardized, norm-referenced national rating scale completed by parents or parents and a teacher

First Visit

Initial visit of 60 to 90 minutes to obtain a history and go over a standardized, norm-referenced national rating scale completed by parents or parents and a teacher
Diagnostic visit for testing

Second Visit

Diagnostic visit for testing
Second diagnostic visit for testing

Third Visit

Second diagnostic visit for testing
Summary visit to answer questions and provide a medical report with a diagnosis

Fourth Visit

Summary visit to answer questions and provide a medical report with a diagnosis

Your First Appointment

What do I need to bring to our first appointment?

Please bring the following four things with you to your initial consultation:

  1. Family History
    Ask your parents and grandparents for information regarding developmental issues among family members. Especially important are family members with intellectual delays, mood disorders, ADHD and learning disorders.
  2. Birth History
    Were there issues in the prenatal period like hypertension, diabetes or bleeding? Was oxygen required at birth for the newborn? Was time spent in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit? Were there any feeding problems or seizures at birth? Were X-rays, CT scans or MRI’s performed?
  3. Developmental History
    When did you first become concerned regarding your child’s development and why? Was there REGRESSION of skills? Have there been intolerances to foods?  Has the infant or young child received any previous services like Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)?
  4. Previous Test Results and Reports
    Results from other professionals like school assessments, Speech/Language assessments, and Occupational Therapy assessments.

If you have any further questions about what to bring please contact our office here!

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