Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

April 14, 2015

Could it be Autism?

Posted by: childandfamily

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Three psychologists at Child and Family Development are experts in autism spectrum disorder (ASD):

  • Devon Redmond, Ph.D.
  • Brandyn Street, Ph.D.
  • Chris Vrabel, Psy.D.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often present with:

  • social communication difficulties
  • poor social interactions 
  • restricted interests and/or repetitive behaviors

This can include difficulty with back-and-forth conversations or joint play, poor use of eye contact, difficulty maintaining age-appropriate friendships, as well as unusual interests, repetitive behaviors or excessive adherence to routines.

Our psychologists provide comprehensive and timely assessment and treatment for families seeking a diagnosis and support. 

  • Our evaluations begin with a parent interview
  • Diagnostics include intellectual testing, formal assessment of social and communication skills (using a test such as the ADOS-2) and behavioral questionnaires that are completed by parents and teachers.
  • During the Interpretive Parent Conference, the results are reviewed and recommendations for therapy, school or community interventions are shared. 
  • A written report follows in about 4 weeks.

There is no waiting list for services. 

We will file to many insurance plans on an in-network or out-of-network basis. 

Read more about our autism testing services here.