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Autism Testing

Does your child show signs of Autism? Empower specialists can provide testing and diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder. Now accepting new clients!

Autism Testing and Psychological Services Provided

According to the Centers For Disease Control, 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism. The earlier a child is identified with autism, the sooner effective intervention can begin. At Empower, our team of licensed and supervised professionals provide testing to diagnose children, ages 16 months to 4 years old, with autism.

At Empower, we specialize in the diagnosis of autism, autism testing, psychological evaluations, mental health assessments, and developmental disabilities testing. Clients wanting to access services are able to contact our office directly, be referred by schools, government agencies, doctors, or other mental health agencies.

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Psychological Services Provided

Psychological evaluation, testing and assessment are different ways to refer to the group of tests and procedures used to evaluate intellectual, learning, emotional and/or behavioral functioning. 

During the testing process, a variety of assessments and tools are utilized to assess the child’s developmental history, communication abilities, social interactions, and repetitive behaviors.

These assessments may include structured observations, interviews with significant others, such as parents or teachers, questionnaires, and standardized tests. All of this information helps our professionals gain a comprehensive understanding of the individual’s strengths and challenges and, if appropriate, to provide a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

When the testing process is complete, families receive a clear and concise report designed to provide accurate diagnostic information and effective recommendations. The results of the formal, integrated report are provided during a feedback meeting that is dynamic and interactive. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based and ethical evaluations where families receive recommendations and resources to support their child.

What you will experience during the Autism Testing process:

  1. Parent completion of intake records for comprehensive review of records prior to first appointment.
  2. First Appointment – Review of developmental history, completion of questionnaires, and an in-depth interview.
  3. Second Appointment – Completion of assessments for the core features of autism spectrum disorder.
  4. Third Appointment – Continuation of the assessment (if necessary) or communication of the diagnostic findings and review of the recommendations and resources.

Payment for Psychological Services

Given that a psychological evaluation (or Autism diagnosis or Autism testing) includes the administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests, the cost for an evaluation is determined by the number of hours required to complete the full evaluation process.

Insurance companies and Medicaid may pay all, or part of the costs associated with a psychological evaluation. Prior to beginning the evaluation, an Empower billing representative will help determine if your insurance plan covers psychological testing.

We also recommend you contact your insurance company to determine if your particular insurance plan covers psychological evaluation. For further information about our services, please call 614-470-2018.