Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE)
Has someone mentioned that your child needs an Autism evaluation or Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE)?
A Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE) may be recommended when there are concerns about a child’s development and there is a need to either diagnose or rule out Autism and other developmental delays. Because no two children are exactly alike and may present with varying symptoms, it is imperative that a comprehensive assessment be conducted to determine existence of a diagnosis.
Easterseals utilizes a multidisciplinary team of professionals, led by our psychiatrist/psychologist, who work together to assess your child’s growth and development. Through this thorough assessment, the child’s developmental profile is revealed and an individualized treatment plan can be formulated.
Our comprehensive assessment consists of:
Speech and language therapy evaluation
Occupational therapy evaluation
Physical therapy evaluation
ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-second edition)
Parent interview and observational questionnaire
School observation via teacher questionnaire
Diagnostic assessment with the psychiatrist/psychologist
Click here for an explanation of the evaluations
At the diagnostic appointment, which occurs once all the other evaluations are completed, the psychiatrist/psychologist will provide diagnostic impressions and care plan recommendations specific to your child’s unique needs.
To begin the process, a referral from the child’s doctor will first be needed.
Click here for referral form to Easterseals.