ASD Assessment

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. People with ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention. An assessment for ASD will use the gold standard in standardized diagnostic tests in order to determine if the individual meets criteria for ASD. 

This type of assessment consists of one-on-one testing, standardized rating scales, a review of background information, interviews with the adults in the child/youth’s life, and a written report. During the intake appointment, it will be determined whether academic testing or differential diagnostic testing might be recommended given the presenting issues. This testing process takes place over several sessions. 

This type of assessment may be used to evaluate children (ages 6 - 18) who are displaying:
  • Delayed verbal skills
  • Difficulty with social skills
  • Inability to cope with minor changes in environment or schedule
  • Lack of awareness of others’ or own emotions
  • Hand flapping, rocking body, or spinning in circles
  • Intense and unusual preoccupations
  • Difficulty with eye contact
  • Minimal facial expressions

Effective October 1, 2023, the fee for this assessment is $2600 for children & youth (up to 18) and $4400 if academic testing is added.

Team Members

Who can help
  • Meaghan Pugsley

Meaghan Pugsley

Licensed Psychologist