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The diagnostic team provides autism evaluations in partnership with area physicians for a medical diagnosis if appropriate.
Our team consists of:
All of these team members have received diagnostic training provided by the University of Kansas.
The team works with the following medical professionals to complete the diagnostic evaluation.
A positive screening is needed to make a referral. A Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT-R) is used for children 16 to 30 months of age. For children 30 months to 5 years a Social-Emotional Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ:SE) can be used. A Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) screening is the tool utilized for school age children.
Appointments are 1.5 to 2 hours in length. The parents or guardians accompany the child to the appointment at Greenbush. Parents complete an interview portion so the team may learn more about the child’s daily routines, how they interact with others, what their play skills look like, and how they communicate. The child participates in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS) evaluation to look at communication, interactions and play skills with others.
Following this evaluation, the team members score the standardized assessments and write a detailed report. This report is sent to the team pediatrician and the physician makes the diagnosis if appropriate.