Developmental and Autism Evaluations
Early assessment and intervention is critical for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Milhem assesses children as young as 2 years of age, evaluating social, emotional, and communication development. With this evaluation, you will receive information regarding your child's social and emotional development, as well as detailed recommendations for education and intervention services, all written in a comprehensive report. If you have specific concerns regarding an autism spectrum disorder, Dr. Milhem is trained to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-II), and can provide diagnostic feedback regarding a possible autism diagnosis.
Once children are school aged, it is often helpful to complete a comprehensive assessment. These evaluations will provide parents and schools with information regarding the child's cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and executive functioning profiles. In order to gain as much insight as possible, assessment may include conversations with current teachers, therapists, and possible classroom observations. In addition to helping parents and teachers understand the child's profile, this evaluation can provide direction to help inform school placement, intervention planning, and diagnosis.
College Accomodation Evaluations
Often times students enter college and find that they are having a hard time keeping up during lectures, completing tests, or understanding material. Other's have received special education services through their school district and have a documented disability, but are not currently receiving accommodations in college. Most universities and colleges require an updated adult assessment and diagnosis to access classroom and testing accommodations. These evaluations are designed to provide college aged students with the documentation their college requires in order to receive disability accommodations in the classroom.