Evaluation & Diagnosis
We are currently scheduling evaluations for preschool aged children with availability for full-time participation in early, comprehensive behavioral treatment programs.
At the Wisconsin Early Autism Project, we offer a comprehensive approach to evaluation and diagnosis. If you have concerns about your child’s development or behavior, a Diagnostic Evaluation with our diagnosticians can be scheduled within a matter of weeks.
A Diagnostic Evaluation involves a review of your child’s medical and developmental history and a thorough parent interview to address your concerns about your child’s development as well as your child’s skills and strengths. During play-based interaction with your child, our diagnostician will assess for characteristics of autism and explore activities that may motivate your child and create opportunities for learning.
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS®-2) and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition
(CARS-2™) are standardized assessment tools used during the Diagnostic Evaluation to identify symptoms of autism and distinguish between children with autism and children with other types of differences in development.
Our diagnosticians consider all of the information gathered during the Diagnostic Evaluation to determine whether your child meets the DSM-5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and whether our treatment program might be beneficial for your child.
If your child already has a diagnosis of autism, and you are pursuing a comprehensive treatment program, an Intake Evaluation can be scheduled to determine if our program is a good fit for your child. Referrals are not necessary for a Diagnostic Evaluation or Intake Evaluation.