DIAGNOSTIC TEAM CASE DISCUSSION:
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Some of the kits & tools used for diagnosis
The diagnostic team meets weekly to review ongoing and completed diagnostic cases. The determination of ASD diagnosis takes place through a collaborative interdisciplinary discussion which reviews the child’s performance across evaluation sessions and the clinical history and information obtained across sessions.
In addition to determining if ASD diagnostic criteria are met, the team reviews for any conditions present along with or instead of a primary ASD diagnosis; for example, conditions such as Language Disorder, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, and Sensory Integration Dysfunction may also be identified. In certain cases, the need for specialist consultation i.e. Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Consultant Pediatric Neurologist; etc. may be determined and is then arranged, if available ,as part of the CFAR evaluation.
Finally, the team compiles a list of relevant and individualized recommendations based on the findings in order to guide parents on what interventions and supports may be particularly useful now and in the future to support the child’s ongoing development.
FAMILY FEEDBACK MEETING:
Members from the diagnostic team meet with the child’s parents to review and explain the diagnostic report and address any questions or concerns they may have. A comprehensive written report is provided.