Do You Have Questions About Scheduling an Assessment for Autism?

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Are you feeling uncertain or anxious about what to expect during an autism evaluation for you or your loved one? Are you struggling to find affordable assessment options? You’re not alone. Navigating the assessment process can be overwhelming, but understanding the steps involved can provide clarity and ease some of the stress.

  1. Getting Started: First things first, let’s talk about the initial assessment. This is where we gather information about you or your loved one’s developmental history, behaviors, and any concerns you’ve raised. It’s like laying the foundation for our journey ahead.
  2. Deep Dive: If concerns persist, we’ll dive deeper with a comprehensive evaluation led by a team of experts. This evaluation involves a series of assessments and observations tailored to you or your loved one’s unique needs, focusing on areas like social communication, behavior patterns, and sensory processing.
  3. Observation: During the evaluation, we’ll observe you or your loved one’s behavior in various settings. This helps us understand how they interact with others, communicate their needs, and navigate their environment. It’s all about gathering insights to inform our next steps.
  4. Assessing Skills: Next up, we’ll administer standardized assessments to assess specific areas of functioning, such as language development, cognitive abilities, and social-emotional skills. These assessments provide valuable data to guide our diagnostic impressions and intervention planning.
  5. Family Matters: We’ll also sit down with you for a family interview to learn more about your loved one’s developmental history, family dynamics, and support systems. Your input is crucial in shaping our understanding and tailoring our recommendations.
  6. Feedback Session: Finally, we’ll meet with you to discuss the evaluation findings and provide feedback. We’ll explain the diagnostic criteria for autism, review assessment results, and offer recommendations for intervention and support services. This is your chance to ask questions, seek clarification, and collaborate on a plan of action.

Understanding the autism evaluation process is the first step toward empowering you or your loved one to thrive. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support you every step of the journey. If you’re a North Carolina resident, and you’re looking for an autism evaluation, we can help you get started. Contact Bree Normandin LCMHC NCC LCAS-A by phone (828)-696-5084 or email to get started today. Appointments are available within two weeks time. Bree is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina but can conduct assessments for clients 13 years of age or older via telehealth options.

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