Diagnostic evaluations (also known as comprehensive developmental or psychological evaluations) are conducted by licensed clinical psychologists specializing in autism spectrum disorders

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 office at 858-966-7453, ext. 246115.

  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 858-966-7453, ext. 246115 if you are interested in scheduling a service at the ADI. A representative will gather information about your child and help determine which services may meet your needs. Our representative will discuss funding options and if appropriate, will schedule you for a next available appointment with one of our clinicians. Please contact our office for updates or questions about scheduling at 858-966-7453, ext. 246115.

  5. Does ADI provide post-evaluation services?

    There are a number of different services that the ADI can provide post-evaluation. Our Autism Care Coordinator is available to assist families in the implementation of the evaluation recommendations as well as locating needed resources. We offer a range of treatment services designed to target specific skills and behaviors. These include parent-mediated, naturalistic, developmental and behavioral therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills groups and behavior intervention. Contact the Care Coordinator for more information on current services at 858-966-8944.

  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.