At Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates, we provide comprehensive evaluations designed to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Our licensed psychologists and certified school psychologists take a team approach to these complex evaluations to ensure as thorough and accurate assessment as possible. You and/or your child will participate in a detailed clinical interview with one of our experts where comprehensive medical, developmental, family, educational, and social history is obtained. You and/or your child will be asked to complete rating scales as well. Tests of intellectual and academic functioning will be administered and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) will be conducted. The ADOS-2 is considered the “gold standard” instrument for direct observation of communication, social interaction, and play when attempting to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Following the evaluation, a comprehensive report will be generated and a diagnosis rendered, if appropriate. The evaluators will provide you with feedback on the results of the assessment and will offer recommendations for next steps and future interventions.