Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Evaluation
This evaluation is designed specifically for young children to determine whether or not they have an autism spectrum disorder. It includes a comprehensive clinical interview and developmental history, review of records, administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2), a diagnostic report, and a feedback session. Clients may choose to add an intellectual assessment to this evaluation for an additional fee.
This evaluation is designed for preschool and school-age children and adolescents who are having difficulties in school. The results of this evaluation can be helpful in determining whether a child needs (or continues to need) special education and related services. Additionally, this evaluation helps to pinpoint the specific problems that are contributing to academic difficulties so that appropriate interventions can be identified. This evaluation includes a comprehensive clinical interview and developmental history, review of records, measures of intellectual functioning and academic achievement, social-emotional screening measures, a psychoeducational report, and a feedback session.
This comprehensive evaluation is designed for school-age children, adolescents, and adults to help identify areas of neuropsychological strength and weakness. This evaluation assesses multiple areas of functioning in order to provide a thorough picture of an individual’s cognitive functioning. All neuropsychological evaluations include a comprehensive clinical interview and developmental history, review of records, measures of intellectual functioning, a neuropsychological report, and a feedback session. In addition, neuropsychological evaluations typically include assessment of the following areas of functioning (may vary depending on the age or level of functioning of the individual): language and verbal reasoning, nonverbal and visual-spatial reasoning, attention, executive functioning, memory and learning, fine motor and visual-motor integration skills, and social-emotional functioning.
Services for Police and Military Families
Dr. Manfredi offers diagnostic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations for active duty, reserve, and veteran military service members, police officers, and their immediate family members at a reduced rate. Dr. Manfredi can conduct evaluations for family members suspected of having a neurodevelopmental disorder or who have experienced a neurological illness or injury. Dr. Manfredi does not provide pre-employment psychological evaluations for police officers or military service members, Act 235 evaluations, or fitness for duty evaluations at this time.
Dr. Manfredi is an experienced presenter, and has given presentations on a local, regional, national, and international level. Dr. Manfredi is available for consultation and training for local organizations, agencies, school districts, and medical providers. These services may be negotiated on an hourly or flat-fee rate. Examples of trainings provided in the past include:
- Assessment of Social-Emotional Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Management of ADHD
- Challenges in the Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Typical Child Development: Understanding Special Needs/Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries in the School Setting
- Therapeutic Approaches for Working with Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Management for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Current Knowledge and Future Directions in Autism Spectrum Disorders