Dr. Newsom specializes in assessment of neurodevelopmental differences and he offers comprehensive and basic assessments for Asperger’s and Autism for adults.
The most popular choice is the Comprehensive Assessment. This includes an extensive background questionnaire, an interview, objective testing, cognitive testing, autism specific assessment measures and procedures to evaluate comorbid conditions. During the Pandemic availability this assessment in limited.
The Adult Autism Diagnostic Assessment is the same as the comprehensive except that it does not include the cognitive testing. This is less expensive and it does provide an accurate diagnosis. It doesn’t provide quite as much objective information about cognition and language abilities though – which are important for understanding each individual’s experience and for treatment planning. The Adult Autism Diagnostic Assessment is offered via telehealth now.
For both assessments you will get a feedback session where we go over the results and that session is followed by a full written report. Your feedback will include therapeutic and service recommendations specific for you and your current situation.
To find out more, feel free to call or email Dr. Newsom. Initial phone consultation is free.