Evaluation of the spectrum of Autism is multifaceted and often-times multidisciplinary. Further, the evaluation of ASD is often sequential, with more increasing depth at each stage, and therefore often requires more than one evaluation appointment. At WPA, Dr. Wilson utilizes the current "gold-standard" ASD evaluation methods including:
- Social Responsiveness Scale - 2 (An ASD rating form completed by those familiar with the patient and even the patient himself if he is an adult)
- Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (A semi-structured clinical interview with those familiar with the patient's behavior, particularly in early development periods focusing on ASD symptoms)
- Autism Diagnostic Observation System - II (An direct clinical testing for behaviors associated with ASD)
- Leiter International Performance Scale - III / Test of Nonverbal Intelligence - 4 (Non-verbal tests of intellectual capacity)
- Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales -II (A survey or rating form administered evaluation of current adaptive behavior functioning across nine different areas of functioning)
- Behavior Assessment System for Children - 3/Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (Collateral behavior rating forms that assess functioning across a number of functional and dysfunctional behavior areas)
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - V / Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - IV / Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - IV (Standardized individual scales of intellectual capacity)
- Personality Assessment Inventory/Millon Clinical Inventories (Personality and Clinical Syndrome Self-report Measures)
- Conners Continuous Performance Tests (Computerized assessments of attention, sustained attention, vigilance and impulse control)
- Others as needed...
Those seeking evaluation for an ASD may rest assured that the evaluation they receive will comprehensively identify, confirm or rule out symptoms associated with an ASD and will be offered relevant, patient-specific recommendations following the evaluation.