Diagnosis & Assessment

Licensed psychologists and highly trained doctoral-level assessors design testing batteries based on the individual needs of each patient to best inform treatment programming and improve daily functioning in home, academic, social, and professional environments. CARD refers its diagnostic and testing services to Omede Psychometrics.

Evaluations can identify autism spectrum disorders, developmental, and neurocognitive delay, impulse control problems, difficulties with attention, emotional, and behavioral concerns, learning disabilities, memory, and concentration issues, and giftedness.

Evaluations can be designed to assess the following:

  • Cognitive functioning
  • Attention and mental control
  • Processing speed
  • Executive functioning
  • Language abilities
  • Adaptive functioning
  • Verbal learning and memory
  • Nonverbal learning and memory
  • Visual perception
  • Behavioral and emotional functioning
  • Social skills and social cognition
  • Academic achievement

Neurodevelopmental disorders can be diagnosed or ruled-out, including the following:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Intellectual disability
  • Communication disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific learning disorders
  • Motor disorders

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations at the outset of services can inform treatment programming, provide multidisciplinary recommendations and document a patient’s baseline functioning.

 

Assessment Measures

Achievement Assessments

  • Woodcock-Johnson III: Tests of Achievement (WJ-III) (Woodcock, Mc Grew, & Mather, 2001)
  • Wide Range Achievement Test –Fourth Edition (WRAT-4) (Wilkinson & Robertson, 2006)

Adaptive Behaviors Assessments

  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – Second Edition (Vineland-II) (Sparrow & Cicchetti, & Balla, 2005)
  • Behavioral & Emotional Inventories
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children-Second Edition (BASC-2) (Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004)
  • Parenting Stress Index, Third Edition (PSI) (Abidin, 1995)

Developmental Assessments

  • Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition (Bayley-3) (Bayley, 2006)

Diagnostic Evaluations

  • Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) (Rutter, LeCouteur, & Lord, 2003)
  • Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS) (Gilliam, 2002)
  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-Third Edition (GARS-3) (Gilliam, 2014)
  • Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised, with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F) (Robins, Fein, & Barton, 2009)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders Behavior Inventory (PDDBI) (Cohen & Sudhalter, 1999)

Executive Functioning/Neuropsychology Assessments

  • Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) (Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy, 2000)
  • Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool (BRIEF-P) (Gioia, Espy, & Isquith, 2003)
  • Children’s Color Trails Test (CCTT) (Llorente, Williams, Satz, & D’Elia, 2003)
  • Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment – Second Edition (NEPSY-II) (Korkman, Kirk, & Kemp, 2007)
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (Heaton & Thompson, 1995)

Cognitive Assessments

  • Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Leiter-R) (Roid & Miller, 1997)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) (Wechsler, 2008)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) (Wechsler, 2003)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) (Wechsler, 2012)

Psycho-Educational Assessments

  • Psychoeducational Profile – Third Edition (PEP-3) (Schopler, Lansing, Reichler, & Marcus, 2005)

Social Skills Inventories

  • Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)(Rutter, Bailey, & Lord, 2003)
  • Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS)(Gresham & Elliott, 2008)

Speech & Language Assessments

  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5) (Semel, Wiig, Secord, 2013)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Fourth Edition (PPVT-IV) (Dunn & Dunn, 2007)
  • Preschool Language Scale – Fifth Edition (PLS-5) (Zimmerman, Steiner, & Pond, 2011)
  • Test of Language Development: Intermediate – Fourth Edition (TOLD: I-4) (Hammil & Newcomer, 2008)
  • Test of Language Development: Primary – Fourth Edition (TOLD:P-4) (Newcomer & Hammil, 2008)
  • Test of Pragmatic Language – Second Edition (TOPL-2) (Phelps-Terasaki & Phelps-Gunn, 2007)
  • Test of Problem Solving, Second Edition – Adolescent (TOPS-2) (Bowers, Huisingh, & LoGiudice, 2007)
  • Test of Problem Solving, Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3) (Bowers, Huisingh, & LoGiudice, 2005)

Visual-Motor & Visual-Perceptual Assessments

  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test Of Visual-Motor Integration – Fifth Edition (Beery VMI-5) (Beery, Buktenica, & Beery, 2004)
  • Bender Gestalt, Second Edition (Bender Gestalt II) (Brannigan & Decker, 2003)
  • Test of Visual Perceptual Skills, Third Edition (TVPS-3) (Martin, 2006)