Autism assessment testing can provide the clarity that parents need when they are unsure about whether their child is on the spectrum of autism and Aspergers. It is proven that early intervention is essential when dealing with children who display signs of autism. When detected early, children with autism can be taught coping skills that will enhance their academic and social lives. Wherever your child may be on the autism spectrum, having them undergo assessment testing is the first step in providing them a fully-functional life.
What Are the Benefits of Early Neuropsychological Testing?
At the conclusion of neuropsychological testing, your child will receive a diagnosis identifying where on the autism spectrum they lie. This diagnosis is key in providing them with the best therapy and behavioral modification techniques as soon as possible. If medication is recommended, it will be more effective the sooner your child begins taking it. An early autism assessment testing and diagnosis can also make a significant difference in the success the child experiences at school. Autism is often lumped in with behavioral issues, whereby the proper diagnosis will allow them to receive helpful attention rather than punishment. The treatment of autism is constantly improving, and the earlier it is diagnosed, the better.
Is There a Difference Between Autism and Asperger’s?
Children who suffer from Asperger’s are now considered to be a part of the autism spectrum, and the diagnosis of Asperger’s is steadily falling by the wayside. If your child is suffering in school or with friends, they may be on the autism spectrum. Autism is diagnosed by placement on the spectrum, whether highly functioning or in need of constant care. With an early assessment, children can learn coping and behavior skills from an early age that will enhance their interactions, both at home and in school.
Seeking a Diagnosis for Your Child
If you are concerned about your child and believe that they may be on the autism spectrum, receiving an accurate diagnosis can bring you peace of mind. Treatment can begin with an accurate diagnosis and in addition to working with the family to better understand your child, a diagnosis will begin the modification process at school. An autism diagnosis will open up the child’s world to an environment where their behavior is understood and where they can learn effective coping techniques. There is also a sense of relief for the parents once a diagnosis has been established. While the worry over a child that is having difficulty is immobilizing, with an accurate diagnosis the focus can turn to developmental progress.
Dr. Joshua Shifrin offers a full complement of autism assessment testing for children of all ages. With a practice located in Livingston, New Jersey Dr. Shifrin is available to meet with you and your child to complete a variety of assessments and evaluations. Call our office at (860) 966-0309 to schedule an appointment and find out more about how Dr. Shifrin can help your child with an accurate assessment or evaluation.