Diagnostic Testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Services

Our licensed psychologists provide psychodiagnostic assessment to identify and diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder. This includes conditions such as that which was previously referred to as Asperger’s Disorder.

Every child is unique, and each person presents with their own set of strengths and challenges. Our assessments are designed to identify your child’s unique strengths and challenges with the aim of coming up with an individualized treatment plan.

What is Involved in an Assessment?

Assessment involves meeting with a clinical psychologist and completion of questionnaires and tests. Testing is structured at your child’s own pace. Breaks are provided as needed.

Our practice employs the current “gold standard” of Autism diagnostic procedures, including administration of a test called the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (2nd edition). The ADOS-2 is a semistructured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors.

Upon completion of the assessment, you and your child can meet with the psychologist for a feedback session. In that session, the psychologist will provide information regarding diagnosis, test results, treatment planning, and available resources. You are welcome to ask any questions.

A report will be provided, which you can submit to your child’s school or other agencies to obtain any needed supports for your child.

We are happy to assist you with obtaining any supports you and your child need.

Our Psychologists Providing Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Mr. Santiago Hoyos, M.A.

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Relationship difficulties; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Chronic pain; & Trauma. Languages: Spanish / [...]

Ms. Samantha Daniel, M.A.

Supervised Therapist (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Learning disabilities; ADHD; Gender identity; Trauma; Anxiety Location: Burlington Licensing Body: Ms. [...]

Ms. Sarah Husain, M.Ed.

Psychologist (Kids, Teens) - Burlington

Primary Areas: ADHD Learning disabilities Intellectual disabilities Behavioural issues Social skills deficits Populations: Ki [...]

Mr. Adam Ghemraoui, M.A.

Psychologist (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Behavioural difficulties; & ADHD; Learning disabilities; Autism. Populations: C [...]

Dr. Nicole Law

Neuropsychologist (Children, Teens) - All Locations

Primary Areas: Learning disabilities; Giftedness; Brain injury; Epilepsy; & Developmental delay. Locations: Burlington [...]

Dr. Carol-Anne Hendry

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Practice Areas: Trauma; Eating disorders; Relationship difficulties; Self-esteem; & Anxiety. Populations: Chi [...]

Dr. Jean Dennis

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Brain injury & concussion; Gender identity; Autism; Learning disabilities; & Depression. Populations: [...]

Dr. Lorah Pilchak Harley

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Learning disabilities; Giftedness; Anxiety in children; Autism; & Developmental delay. Populations: Childr [...]

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