Psychological Evaluation…. Psychological Testing…. Diagnostic Assessment… Which one is it and what’s the difference? The above three terms are often used interchangeably and essentially mean the same thing. Holland Center offers psychological evaluations/diagnostic assessments to evaluate whether or not your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide initial diagnosis, second opinions, and alternative diagnoses to ASD. You can obtain an assessment for your child in 5 easy steps:
1) Submit an intake application packet with all supplemental materials included (ALL past psychological evaluations/diagnostic assessments, IEP evals and plans, most recent speech eval/plan, most recent treatment plan and behavior plan if receiving services elsewhere, any other relevant supporting documentation) to the intake coordinator. (Intake Packet)
2) Schedule your appointment. Our intake coordinator will contact you once all documentation has been received and reviewed to schedule a testing session. The assessment is conducted across 2 separate days within the same week on Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm and on Thursdays from 1pm – 4pm.
3) Arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early on your scheduled assessment date to complete necessary paperwork. Testing will be completed over the course of both assessment dates.
4) Interview with the examiner. In addition to an interview with the parents, the following tests may be used with your child:
Cognitive: WISC-V, WPPSI-IV, MSEL, TONI-4, CTONI-2
Speech: TELD, PLS-5, FCP-R, CELF-5, CASL
Autism: ADOS-2, ADI-R, SCQ
5) Feedback will be provided once the report is completed, which typically will last about 1 hour. You will receive the completed written report of your child’s assessment and results will be discussed with your family. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your child’s diagnosis and steps to take to obtain services for them. You will be provided with information about available services within the community that are available to meet your child’s needs.