Psychological and Diagnostic Evaluations

We offer comprehensive evaluations for individuals with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders

Giving you answers to important questions about how your child thinks, learns, and behaves

CCSN’s comprehensive psychological evaluations provide important and helpful information about the ways an individual thinks and learns, and offers valuable suggestions for how to support learning across a range of skills.

Our team of psychologists offers comprehensive psychological evaluations for individuals with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. Our assessments are appropriate for individual’s ranging in age from toddlers to adulthood.

After the assessment, families participate in a feedback session where test results are reviewed and specific recommendations for treatment planning are provided. A report is also prepared and sent to families and/or schools.

Comprehensive psychological evaluations are recommended for:

  • Parents or school systems seeking an initial diagnosis or clarification of an existing diagnosis
  • Monitoring progress toward gaining important learning, social, behavioral, or adaptive skills
  • Providing guidance for intervention purposes, particularly at critical periods of transition

We complete psychological evaluations for children and adults with special needs, giving families and educational teams straightforward answers to their questions alongside detailed recommendations

  • Assessment activities vary depending on the individual’s age and needs, but typically include standardized measures of cognitive and developmental functioning, social skills, behavior, adaptive functioning, and diagnostic indicators
  • Our evaluation team has also developed reliable strategies for assessing complex learners such as individuals who are non-verbal; who utilize a functional communication device; or who have vision, hearing, or motor impairments
  • Clinical diagnostic interviews are completed with the individual and/or family members, or with members of the educational team and private providers
  • Medical and educational records are reviewed, and parents and teachers, where relevant, are asked to complete rating forms
  • Depending on the individual’s specific presentation and needs, the psychological evaluation may be combined with other assessments, such as speech/language and occupational therapy, or with an on-site program review of the individual’s educational program
  • This multi-disciplinary approach is often necessary to address interrelated areas of development such as motor functioning, academic achievement and communication skills

Educational Evaluations

Depending on student age and disability, our experts strategize a plan that helps your loved ones meet their academic potential

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Occupational Therapy Evaluations

Specialists evaluate basic motor skills, and the impact that these skills have on self-care performance, academic participation, and general skill development

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Program Evaluations

Our experts perform an on-site review of the viability of the academic, social, behavioral, and adaptive program that the student is receiving

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Speech and Language Evaluations

Our therapists conduct a comprehensive assessment of your loved one’s comprehension and communication skills, identifying weaknesses and highlighting strengths.

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