WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

YOUR FIRST VISIT

There will be several forms to be completed pertaining to the client’s  development including prenatal, medical, educational, social, family, and psychiatric history. You and your child, depending on his or her age, will be asked a number of questions as it pertains to your concerns and child’s developmental and psychosocial history. Depending on the age, your child will be observed at the initial visit for 1-2 hours in a play or interactive setting and several tests will be administered to assist in obtaining more comprehensive information and with developing the most appropriate testing battery. Following this appointment, the client may be scheduled to return for a formal testing battery.

 

For more information on Testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder, click here for the full explanation.

WHAT TO BRING

There are a variety of things that will assist us with completing a comprehensive evaluation. Please bring the following to your initial appointment:

 

  • Copies of any previous records to include prior evaluations as well as school or medical records.

  • A list of past or current medications, including vitamins, herbs and over-the-counter medicines and their dosages.

  • A list of all the changes that you and others have observed in your child's behavior.

  • Notes of any observations from other adults and caregivers, such as baby sitters, relatives and teachers. If your child has been evaluated by an early intervention or school program, bring this assessment.

  • A record of history of developmental milestones.

  • Create and bring a two- to five- minute video of your child's behaviors. This is essential.

  • Be prepared to describe how your child plays and interacts with other children, siblings and parents.

  • Bring a family member or friend with you, if possible, to help you remember information and for emotional support.

  • Make a list of questions that you want to ask as the initial appointment can be overwhelming for parents.

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Georgia Autism Center

4046 Wetherburn Way, Ste. 1, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

P: 770-696-4384  F: 770-864-1922 info@georgiaautismcenter.com

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