Autism Assessment & Diagnosis

If you're starting to navigate your child's developmental journey, Chicago ABA Therapy is here to offer support and guidance. As part of the CST Academy family of companies, we work closely with the Goldman Center of Chicago to provide comprehensive autism testing and diagnosis services. Our skilled psychologists are experts in their fields, equipped to deliver insights that help families understand their child's unique needs.

Our Assessment Process

At Chicago ABA Therapy, we've designed our assessment process to identify each child's strengths and challenges comprehensively. Our experienced team conducts thorough evaluations, incorporating evidence-based techniques to assess areas such as speech and language, motor skills, social-emotional development, and sensory processing. These evaluations form the basis for personalized therapy plans aimed at helping each child thrive.

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Specialized Autism Evaluation

Our psychologists utilize the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition), recognized as the gold standard for autism evaluations. This tool allows for specialized assessment through direct observation and interaction, ensuring a detailed and accurate diagnosis.

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Comprehensive Analysis

Our comprehensive approach extends beyond the ADOS-2. It includes an in-depth review of the child’s developmental history, interviews with parents, and the use of other standardized measures. This thorough analysis provides a nuanced understanding of the child’s profile, highlighting unique abilities and areas for support.

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Collaborative Approach

We believe that a successful assessment involves close collaboration with families. Our experts ensure transparent communication throughout the process, addressing concerns and offering insights that help guide parents and caregivers every step of the way.

Benefits of Getting an Autism Diagnosis

Securing a formal autism diagnosis is a crucial step that opens the door to customized support and targeted therapies. Such clarity enables families to access essential resources and empowers children to navigate and surmount developmental challenges effectively.

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Informed Decision-Making

An accurate diagnosis provides families with a clear understanding of their child’s developmental needs, facilitating informed decisions about appropriate interventions and strategies. This knowledge is vital for tailoring support that meets the specific requirements of the child.

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Access to Autism Care

A formal diagnosis allows families to access a broad spectrum of services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which is often covered by insurance. This access ensures that children receive timely and suitable interventions to aid their development.

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Individualized Treatment Plans

With a definitive diagnosis, our team can create individualized treatment plans that specifically target the child’s areas of need while leveraging their strengths. This personalized approach maximizes the effectiveness of the interventions provided by Chicago ABA Therapy, fostering optimal development and growth.

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"We were so happy with our experience with Chicago ABA. We began working with them when our son was almost 4, a few months after his autism diagnosis. It was such an amazing team to work with - everyone was professional, responsive, flexible, and worked so hard for our son to meet his goals, which he did beautifully. We worked together for almost 2 years before he left for kindergarten, and in that time period he met almost all of his goals. We went through several bumps in the road with behavioral difficulties, and the Chicago ABA team did an amazing job helping us problem solve, try new strategies and think of ways to translate those strategies at home. We couldn't recommend them more highly - anyone who works with Chicago ABA will be lucky to have the experience!"

"Chicago ABA Therapy is a boon for special needs kids and parents. They take a play-based, personalized approach and meet the kids where they are. They also go above and beyond - our ABA therapist took time to make sure we as parents understood every aspect of our child's experience, understood how to read his progress reports and generally made us feel a part of his therapy. My child loved all his therapists. Highly recommend the team!"

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