Jenny’s Speech and Learning Clinic now offers comprehensive autism evaluations for parents who have questions of whether their child is showing signs of autism.
Jenny’s Autism Team
Jenny’s autism team includes licensed psychologists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who each have 10 plus years experience evaluating school-aged children.
Jenny’s Autism Evaluations
Our autism evaluations consist of three 60-120 minute appointments.
- Appointment 1: Speech-language evaluation and cognitive testing
A licensed speech-language pathologist will evaluate a child through nationally standardized measures, observations and computerized language sample analysis. While the speech therapist completes the evaluation with the child, a certified school psychologist will administer a nationally normed adaptive behavior questionnaire with the parent. After the speech-language evaluation is completed the occupational therapist will complete an assessment of fine-motor skills and sensory processing.
- Appointment 2: ADOS-2
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is considered the Gold Standard of autism evaluation. The ADOS allows our autism to team to evaluate your child’s social skills “live” as they interact with your child and give him/her common opportunities for interaction.
- Appointment 3: Review results
Jenny’s autism team provides a written report with behavior descriptions from your child’s evaluation.