As parents, you recognize when there may be an area of development that is not progressing or “stuck.” This often plays out in noticing that your child’s language skills are delayed or is able to understand more than he or she can express. Perhaps your child is particularly sensitive to his or her environment and overreacts to certain textures or noises. A parent might recognize that their child is not making consistent eye contact, is not playing interactively with other children, or not aware of body space.
Developmental Testing will involve significant input from the parents as well as the school or your child’s day care facility. A school observation is almost always needed because it helps us observe the child in a bigger setting.
Developmental Testing is very interactive — and involves examining your child’s development in areas including :
- Social skills
- Affect perception
- Perspective taking
- Coping skills
- Emotional regulation
- Visual-spatial skills
- Self esteem
MindWell is proud to offer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). The ADOS-2 is considered the “Gold Standard” in assessing for spectrum disorder. The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. It presents various activities that elicit behaviors directly related to a diagnosis of ASD. By observing and coding these behaviors, our clinicians can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss whether developmental testing can be helpful for your child.