What to Expect at Your Assessment
The first step to getting help with your child’s symptoms is an assessment. Assessments are offered at the Thompson Autism Center for children ages 1-6. An assessment is typically done in a one-day visit.
Before Your Assessment
Before the visit, we will ask you to complete several questionnaires about your child’s behaviors; we encourage you to identify any milestones you feel are delayed with your child and make notes about the symptoms you’ve seen.
During Your Assessment
During the visit, clinicians will observe your child, do testing and talk to you and/or your child about their symptoms. If your child is school age, bring any IEP information that you have in place. Based on your child’s needs, your assessment may include different providers such as psychologists, physicians, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists.
After Your Assessment
Recommendations for services and treatment plans will be discussed the same day. The good news is that early intervention can help in treating ASD, offering the tools your child needs to thrive. If your child is school age, we can also assist in creating an IEP that will help your child succeed in school.