Based on the reason for referral and needs of the client, our Clinical Director will develop an individually tailored battery of tests that provide a high quality and comprehensive assessment. Information from this evaluation provides a broad view of psychological functioning, which consists of intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses, personality patterns, and various psychological diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder.
Upon completion of testing, a complete psychological report is written where results of the evaluation are reported and explained. This in-depth report contains background information, test scores and interpretations, personality/behavioral functioning, and a summary with recommendations.
Diagnostic Assessment: This assessment is conducted to determine what, if any, diagnosis a child has, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, etc. There are several different testing tools that might be used, depending on the specific needs of your child. The tests we use include but are not limited to the Stanford-Binet, Vineland, Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), and Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is also used.
First Time Skills Assessment: This assessment is conducted to design a customized ABA program that will address your child’s specific needs. Depending on your child’s abilities, either the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills -Revised (ABLLS-R) or the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) are used to determine the starting point for your child’s treatment.
Educational/Psychological Assessment: This assessment can identify specific learning difficulties that are affecting you child’s performance at school such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Every educational/psychological assessment uses the Stanford-Binet IQ test as well as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test to measure your child’sperformance in areas such as oral language, reading, written language, and math-ematics. If necessary, a dyslexia screening will also be done as part of the assessment.
IQ Test: The Stanford-Binet 5 is used to determine your child’s IQ and can be used for children as young as 2 years of age.
Child Development Center follows a program model for all therapy enrollments. Sessions are booked and paid for in advance for each month, and the program continues on a rolling monthly basis.
Step 1 Initial Consultation: Your child will be screened based on consultant observation, parent interview and/or other appropriate methods to determine underlying concerns. If necessary, a formal assessment may be recommended or alternatively, therapy recommendations may be made. If you have medical and/or other relevant reports less than 3 months old, you may send them to us for review prior to the appointment. If deemed sufficient, appropriate recommendations may be made based off of those.
Step 2 a)Therapy Enrollment: Subject to our availability, your child may be able to start therapy services within 3-5 working days of the initial consultation and/or assessment. Alternatively, they may be wait listed till the next available slot opens up.
Step 2 b) Enrollment Process: Upon receiving your child's therapy schedule payment for the month will be due on the first day of therapy. Thereafter, all monthly program sessions must be paid for in advance at the beginning of each month when you receive your child's program invoice.
Relevant documents outlining our policies, procedures, general queries and other information will be provided to you at the time of enrollment.
Step 3 Welcome to CDC!