Dr. Kanai's office offers comprehensive autism testing and evaluation services for individuals ages 12 months - 9 years on a routine basis. Testing for other ages is on a very limited basis. All appointments are done in-person with a possible follow up by telehealth(additional 30-60 minutes), if needed. The testing process takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes in-person, 60 minutes of outside measures completed by adults associated with the child, and review of all data/records provided. A written testing report provided 2-4 weeks after the appointment(s).
Tests may include the Mullen/Bayley, DP-4, DAYC-2. The C-TONI/TONI, and the WISC may be performed, if needed. These tests are performed at Dr. Kanai's discretion to determine where your child's development falls in important areas including communication, socialization, and adaptive skills.
Autism Specific Measures
These tests including observations, including play, interviews, and tasks to determine the nature of the child's behavior. Typical measures used are the ADI-R, ADOS-2, SRS-2, and the ASRS.
It is important to check for adaptive function and co-occurring challenges. Tests for these areas may include BASC-3, Vineland-3, ABAS, Conner's, and other measures as needed. Parents will frequently need to fill out measures via phone or computer to help with additional information.
After your appointment, it may take 2-4 weeks to receive your testing report. Dr. Kanai works hard to synthesize the data to be sure she considers all areas of your loved one's development. At times, a follow up may be needed to provide diagnostic clarity. These may be done in-person or virutally.