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Assessment for Autism in Children in Calgary

According to the DSM-5, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is manifested by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, as manifested by the following, currently or by history:

  • Deficits in social/emotional reciprocity

  • Deficits in nonverbal communication behaviours

  • Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships

At Sharon Blott Psychological Services, we value individuals for who they are and help them realize their potential by offering the required assessment. The services that we provide at our clinic in Calgary help children with autism lead a better life. Fill out our eform to book an appointment with Sharon Blott today!

Symptoms

The symptoms of autism may include failure of normal back-and-forth conversation, abnormalities in eye contact and body language, a lack of facial expressiveness, an absence of interest in peers, difficulty in sharing imaginative play or in making friends, and difficulty adjusting one's behaviour to suit various social contexts.

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is also manifested by restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities, as manifested by at least two of the following:

  • Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements

  • Use of objects, or speech

  • Insistence on sameness, highly restricted

  • Fixated interests

  • Hyper or hypo-reactivity to sensory input

Assessment

A typical autism assessment includes a measure of the following:

  • Intellectual ability (WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV)

  • Achievement (WIAT-III)

  • Adaptive functioning (ABAS-3)

  • Social and emotional functioning (BASC-3, PAI)

  • Attention and concentration (if needed) – BASC-3, Conners 3rd, CAARS, CPT, CATA, IVA-AE2

  • Executive functioning – BRIEF

  • Autism Measures (ADI-R and ADOS-II)

For additional resources about autism in Calgary visit The Ability Hub.

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