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Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments In Surrey, BC

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments – age 6+

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment is a specialist type of one-on-one assessment administered by a trained psychologist, following the assessment requirements of the BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN). This assessment involves a standardized battery measuring cognitive, intellectual and adaptive functioning, as well as traits of autism spectrum disorder. These standardized tests are combined with clinical interviews, observations, and review of historical records to help understand you or your child’s symptoms. If criteria are met, a formal diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder will be given.

ASD assessments must be conducted in-person.

Areas covered during the assessment will include:

  • Intelligence, thinking and reasoning abilities
  • Adaptive behaviour/functioning
  • Executive functioning abilities
  • Developmental history information
  • School performance and functioning
  • Symptoms specific to autism spectrum disorder (including social interaction, communication, and repetitive/restricted behaviors)

The process of an ASD assessment includes the following:

  • 1 hour clinical interview (in-person or virtual)
  • 6 hours psychological testing (in-person, three 2-hour sessions or 6 1-hour sessions)
  • 1 hour feedback session (in-person or virtual – could be broken down to include a 30 min parent and 30 min school feedback session)

Fees: The schedule listed above describes the standard basic assessment (with a corresponding base fee) for assessment of autism spectrum disorder. Assessment of other types of neurodevelopmental disorders, or additional mental health disorders, will require additional testing sessions, scoring and report writing, charged on top of the base fee. For example, to add on an ADHD assessment to your ASD assessment, an additional 2 hours of testing and 2 hours of scoring/report writing would be added to the base ASD assessment fee. If you would like additional queries to be added to your base ASD assessment, your fee will be calculated by an hourly rate, covering testing for all of your individual concerns. This will help keep your costs lower than seeking multiple different types of assessments.

The psychologist will discuss an individualized assessment plan with you in your first session, including estimated fees. For more immediate information on the base rate fees for ASD assessments, please contact our clinic administrators at 604-229-4887.

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