From a mile to a smile

Autism Assessment

Assessment on Autism

The Prime Time For Autism Intervention

A study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that symptoms of autism have appeared at as early as six months of age in infants. 

Children with autism may be officially diagnosed as early as 18 months of age. Parents can take the age of two as a more reliable result on autism assessment.  

If parents find their children show language, social or cognitive challenges, it is recommended to seek professional help and advice as soon as possible. 

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Preliminary Screening and assessment

Contact Maternal and Child Health Centers (pre-school) or Student Health Service Centers (school-age) for developmental delay screening. Pediatric departments, private practitioners, and clinical/educational psychologists also provide valuable screening services for children’s development. 

Pediatricians observe learning, language, communication, motor skills, and behavior through questionnaires and interaction. Based on their findings, further assessment may be recommended. 

Assessment, the second step in diagnosis, involves parent questionnaires, vision/hearing tests, genetic evaluations, and medical examinations. Child Assessment Centers and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services in Hong Kong conduct assessments. 

 Assessments gather comprehensive information, identify issues, and guide accurate diagnoses. They inform interventions and support services. Prompt assessment is crucial for early intervention. 

Developmental/Psycho-educational assessments

Our clinical assessments are conducted by our Clinical Psychologist and offer a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.  

Using a multidimensional approach involving input from parents, teachers, and gold standard diagnostic assessments, our assessments and treatment recommendations are invaluable in identifying your child’s challenges informing families on the next steps in meeting your child’s developmental and educational needs. 

Assessments include, but are not limited to:  

ADOS-2  

DAYC-2  

WPPSI-IV  

HKCAS-P  

K-CPT 2  

Clinical Psychologist | Clinical Supervisor | Member of Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society | Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) 

Melody Wong 

Melody has over 10 years of clinical experience in diagnostic assessment and intervention of various neurodevelopmental and emotional disorders. As a Clinical Psychologist, Melody has been working with government-funded services, NGOs, private clinics, and schools. She is an expert in offering practical recommendations for families and schools to best support a child’s development based on the child’s unique context and best practices in the field. Melody currently provides psychological assessment and clinical supervision services at autismilee.

 

When we open our hearts to understand, we will find that we are more alike than we are different.”

 
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