Autism Assessments

When it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorders we believe that early screening and diagnosis results in more effective treatment, services, and school programming.

Parents and family members are often the first to notice delays or differences in development, communication, attention and play with others. It is important to trust your instincts and seek help if you have concerns. Khan can provide parents with strategies to stimulate early language development and social attention when children are very young.

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior and difficulties in social skills. “Spectrum” refers to the fact that people with autism present with an array of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability and functioning. In order to achieve the most accurate diagnosis, we use The Autism Diagnostic Observation Scheduled (ADOS), which is considered the gold standard. An interdisciplinary approach is used by a speech language pathologist and a psychologist to administer the ADOS. In addition, a full comprehensive cognitive assessment is also completed with a psychologist.

Types of Assessments

Our assessments teams have significant experience with complex developmental profiles, including the ability to provide a differential diagnosis of Autism (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social-Emotional difficulties, and Global Developmental Delay.

We provide timely assessments so that you and your child can begin to receive appropriate intervention services at school and through Family Support for Children with Disabilities. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders have a wide range of learning needs that are unique to each person. The right accommodations can be helpful in mitigating learning difficulties, managing sensory needs and developing social relationships with others. Following the assessment our team will meet with you to share the results and provide suggestions for future programming.

What is the right age to assess?

Khan provides diagnostic assessments for children, teens, and young adults. The type and cost of assessment will differ based on the needs of the individual and stage of life.

What standard does Khan follow?

In 2019 the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recognized that the rising incidence of autism created a need for community-based centers to assess and diagnose, and put forth a position statement called the Standards of diagnostic assessment for autism spectrum disorder. Khan Communication Services adheres to the recommendations provided in this position statement