Providing Autism Diagnostic Testing for Children

Autism Diagnostic Testing

The diagnosis of Autism incorporates three components:

1) Clinical Interview:

Conducted with parent or guardian, in which a history of the developmental course is obtained. This includes motor, language, social, and emotional functioning. The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is also completed.

2) Clinical Observation:

Observations of the child in a variety of settings and situations. Typically start with in-clinic observation in waiting room and during the administration of the ADOS-2, and if needed, will observe the child in academic or social situations.

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We administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). This semi-structured assessment focuses on the areas of communication, social interaction, and play to help determine a diagnosis of Autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. Our team includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Speech Language Pathologist, and a Psychologist.

Our Diagnostic Team is pleased to partner with our colleagues at the University of Iowa Center For Disabilities and Development and Kavalier and Associates.

Referrals may be made to our Director of Human Resources, Megan Christensen, at (515) 987-8835 or