Autism Testing

Autism Specialist, ADD Testing & Integrative Psychiatry located in Rochester, NY
Autism Testing

Autism Testing services offered in Rochester and Brooklyn, NY and Albuquerque, NM

An estimated one in 44 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To evaluate if you or your child has autism, Radical Healing specializes in comprehensive testing services. Jess Kurzdorfer, PMHNP-BC, and the providers use questionnaires, observations, and other strategies to assess symptoms, behaviors, and cognitive abilities. They can also refer you to other health professionals for therapy and additional services. Text 585-360-7554 to schedule an autism testing consultation or book an appointment online today.

Autism Testing Q & A

What is autism testing?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition resulting from differences in the brain.

When you have autism, you may have trouble communicating or interacting with others. You may also have difficulty understanding your emotions and the emotions of others, repeat behaviors, rely heavily on routine, and have difficulties paying attention. These issues can interfere with your quality of life, relationships, and performance at school or work.

Radical Healing specializes in autism testing for adults and children. The providers can also refer you to other medical professionals to address any autism challenges facing you or your child.

When should I schedule autism testing?

You should schedule autism testing at Radical Healing if you or your notice:

  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Difficulty with social interaction
  • Intense, detailed memory
  • Forgetting or missing appointments frequently 
  • Difficulties with or a lack of verbal communication
  • Repetitive behaviors like hand-flapping or foot-tapping
  • Strict and repetitive routines
  • Challenges with emotional processing and reciprocation

Pediatric autism testing may be necessary if your infant or toddler did not reach certain developmental milestones, such as not responding to your voice, a lack of facial expressions, and not engaging in interactive play and you have continued to notice these delays into early childhood.

Because these symptoms can result from a wide range of physical or mental health issues, an accurate diagnosis is essential. Radical Healing offers autism testing services via telehealth, even for children!

What is involved in autism testing?

There are multiple tests involved in autism testing, but no single test is available to make a diagnosis. The providers at Radical Healing have extensive experience using screening resources like behavioral observations and written or oral questionnaires to assess autism symptoms. The provider utilizes these along with the diagnostic ADOS-2 exam and the ADI-R interview in combination with a comprehensive clinical assessment to make a diagnosis.

During your visit, you can expect to answer questions about your childhood health and behaviors. The providers also ask about your interests, relationships, repetitive behaviors, and sensory awareness.

After your autism testing is complete, the Radical Healing providers offer supportive resources you or your child may need to be successful at school, work, and home. Resources may include letters for accommodations for work or school and explanations of you or your child’s diagnosis to other providers.

The providers can also coordinate care with your family physician, counselor, and other healthcare professionals, providing you or your child with the guidance needed to thrive physically, mentally, and socially.

Text Radical Healing to schedule an autism testing consultation, or book an appointment online today.