Evaluation FAQs

  1. What do your evaluations entail?

    Evaluations are completed by licensed Clinical Psychologists or Psychological Assistants supervised by a licensed Psychologist. These may also include professionals, such as speech pathologists, physicians, or occupational therapists. Evaluations include a developmental or cognitive assessment, a standardized play based assessment and a parent interview. The results of each evaluation are shared with the family during their visit(s). Families can request a written summary of the evaluation results by requesting them through MyChart or contacting Medical Records.

  2. Will insurance cover evaluation and services?

    Programs that may be covered through insurance funding include comprehensive developmental evaluations, behavioral intervention, and social skills groups. For more information on your insurance coverage, you may contact our Program Coordinator at 858-966-7453 ext: 6170.

  3. What if my insurance doesn’t cover your services at all?

    If you have limited or no insurance coverage, our evaluation services are available through private pay. There are also potential other public funding options. Please contact us for more information or for current private pay rates at 858-966-7453.

  4. What steps are involved in scheduling an evaluation?

    Call our program coordinator at 858-966-7453, ext 6170 if you have questions about scheduling for an evaluation. A brief ‘intake screening’ will be conducted during which we will gather general developmental and behavioral information about your child. This interview is conducted over the phone and generally takes about fifteen minutes. There is no charge for this interview, and it implies no commitment on your part. Based on this interview, it will be decided if the Autism Discovery Institute is the best place to address your concerns, as well as the most streamlined way of getting the evaluations necessary for your child. Once you have decided that you would like to have your child evaluated at the Autism Discovery Institute, we can place your request on our scheduling list. Please contact our front desk for updates or questions about scheduling at 858-966-7453.

  5. Does ADI provide post-evaluation services?

    Yes. There are a number of different services that ADI can provide post-evaluation. Our Autism Program Coordinator is available to assist families in the implementation of the evaluation recommendations as well as locating needed resources. At ADI we are able to provide treatment to individuals designed to target specific skills and behaviors. We offer a range of services, including parent-mediated, naturalistic, developmental and behavioral therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills groups and behavior intervention. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information on current services at 858-966-7453, ext 6170.

  6. Who conducts the evaluations and provides intervention services?

    Our evaluations are conducted by licensed, doctoral-level clinical psychologists. Evaluations could also be conducted by a post-doctoral psychological assistant supervised by one of our clinical psychologists. Treatment services are conducted by our highly trained professionals specializing in autism spectrum disorders, including psychologists, board-certified behavior analysts and behavior associates.