You or your child may need more support when signs of autism or ASD are starting to show up in your day-to-day life. Is there an autism test? Our Tampa, FL area experts can assist with testing for ASD using a private and professional autism assessment. When you’re ready to schedule your testing session at our Wesley Chapel, FL office, please click the ‘Schedule Today’ button to connect with us and get the process started.
Seeing Signs of Autism
Symptoms of Autism
You or your child may be experiencing:
- Loss of previously acquired speech, babbling, or social skills
- Avoidance of eye contact
- Persistent preference for solitude
- Difficulty understanding other people’s feelings
- Delayed language development
- Persistent repetition of words or phrases (echolalia)
- Resistance to minor changes in routine or surroundings
- Restricted interests
- Repetitive behaviors (flapping, rocking, spinning, etc.)
- Unusual and intense reactions to sounds, smells, tastes, textures, lights and/or colors
Comprehensive autism testing in Wesley Chapel, FL can help determine if you or your child is showing symptoms consistent with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Why consider an autism evaluation? What is involved when testing for ASD?
Getting an accurate evaluation of autism spectrum concerns includes many components, however, reciprocal social behavior is perhaps the most important component. Testing for autism spectrum concerns will include:
- Cognitive measures of intelligence (verbal, non-verbal, fluid reasoning, and processing speed) and academic ability
- Structured assessment of social interaction
- Behavioral evaluation via checklists
- School observation for “real world” data regarding social interaction
- Comprehensive written report with personalized recommendations
You are not alone. We’re here to guide you with autism testing services.
Many parents are terrified to learn their child is on the autism spectrum. Expectations give way to fears of what to do if their child is diagnosed with any kind of disorder.
Though the cause and makeup of autism is unknown, parents can take advanced steps in early detection and diagnosis if the symptoms are present.
Studies show, for example, that early intensive behavioral intervention improves learning, communication and social skills in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Steps of the Evaluation Process at Sheltering Oaks near Tampa, FL
Ready to Schedule an Appointment for testing or therapy?
We know how difficult it can be to take the first step to ask for help. You also may have questions! Our team of mental health professionals are available to help you through this process. Call today and we will get you scheduled with one of our therapists or testing psychologists. If you have questions before you begin, we're here to answer questions about therapy, testing, our counselors, or anything else. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling
Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic. For example, our therapists offer Christian counseling, counseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.
Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluation, Gifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.