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Assessment & Diagnosis

Assessment

An Assessment determines your child’s profile.

The type of Assessment to be conducted is determined by the needs of the child. Parents are advised on which Assessment best fits the child at that point in time.

When deciding on the Assessment the following is taken into consideration:

  • the purpose of the Assessment;
  • whom the Assessment is being done for;
  • the age of the child; and
  • if any previous assessment has been conducted.

During the Assessment tests are conducted to collect necessary information. Information is taken from these tests, and a parent interview, to build the child’s profile. Recommendations on the child’s needs are then made to the family.

Diagnosis

A Diagnosis is made when a child’s condition is previously unknown and needs to be determined. We can make diagnoses of children who are suspected to be Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome and Developmentally Delayed.

A diagnosis is useful to have for the following reasons:

  • Helps people with autism (and their families) to understand why they may experience certain difficulties and what they can do about them
  • Allows families to access services and support for their child
  • Helps to understand the needs of the child and the family at the point of diagnosis
  • Allows us to plan the best approach to help the child and family

Types of Assessment and Diagnosis conducted by REACh include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: To assess and diagnose a child with ASD or Aspergers Syndrome.
  • School Placement: To determine a child’s ability across a range of areas and to better guide parents for school placement recommendations, i.e. Mainstream School, Pathlight School, APSN, Metta School, Grace Orchard.
  • I.Q.: For people with or without special needs. This test determines a child’s intelligence.
  • Relationship Development Assessment (RDA): This assessment is only available to families on the RDI® Program. It assesses the core deficits evident in the child and is the tool used to draw up the RDI® treatment plan.