- Using autism-specific history-taking and child assessment (ADOS), and cognitive, language and adaptive behavior functioning to reach a DSM-5 diagnosis.
- Our diagnostic reports focus on recommendations for specific treatment strategies, behavior and teaching methods and motivators—as well as the usual recommendations for hours and types of services.
- Asperger’s: Now you see it, now you don’t. What to call this now?
Differential Diagnostic Assessment
- If it’s not an autism spectrum disorder, what is it?
- Is it an autism spectrum disorder plus something else?
- How should treatment be different?
- Where Is my child for his age? Developmental testing
- Diagnoses change as children grow. Diagnosis is a ‘short-hand’ for treatment needs so re-assessment can help re-focus treatment plans.
- Behavior support strategies for motivation
Parents can self-refer for an NDAC assessment. We also welcome referrals from medical and education colleagues. NDAC assessments may be covered by third party insurance, regional center or private pay. Assessment follows clinical guidelines in California SB946 for medically-necessary, evidence-based diagnostic evaluation.
Contact Clinic Coordinator Raizel DeWitt, phone: 415-391-3417, email: firstname.lastname@example.org