CBC is excited to announce that we are now offering Autism diagnostic evaluations.  The range of presentations in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders can make these patients difficult to diagnose.  Our evaluations include an ADOS-2, as well as other tools to evaluate cognition, social skills, language pragmatics, and behavior.  Significant components of the evaluation process include a thorough clinical history and comprehensive treatment planning.

Individuals฀with฀Autism฀Spectrum฀Disorder฀ (ASD)฀exhibit฀deficits฀in฀communication฀skills฀and social฀relationships,฀while also engaging in restrictive,  repetitive฀thoughts฀and฀behaviors. Children฀and฀adults฀who฀meet฀the฀criteria for฀ASD฀can฀vary฀ greatly฀in฀terms฀of฀their฀overall presentations;฀thus,฀the฀goals฀of฀our฀evaluations are two-fold.฀฀Through฀comprehensive฀ interviews combined฀with฀measures฀of฀cognition,฀language฀ pragmatics,฀behavior,฀and฀social-emotional functioning,฀including฀the฀Autism฀Diagnostic Observational฀Schedule (ADOS-2), we are able฀to obtain฀an฀in-depth฀assessment฀of฀an฀individual’s specific strengths and challenges.  We are then able฀to฀use฀this information฀to฀not฀only฀determine฀if฀an฀individual฀ meets฀the฀criteria฀for฀ASD,฀but also฀to฀develop฀a฀comprehensive treatment and฀educational฀plan.

For more information about our assessment services, please contact Dr. Rachel Haddad, Director of Neuropsychological Assessment and Educational Support at (914)385-1150, ext. 4718.

In addition to Autism specific evaluations, CBC offers Neuropsychological Evaluations for individuals aged three through adulthood.

Dr. Rachel Haddad is Director of Neuropsychological Assessment and Educational Support. She specializes in neuropsychological testing and diagnostic distinctions between psychological and learning problems for preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults.

 Dr. Haddad also specializes in executive functioning support and coaching, facilitating the development of critically important life skills including organization, time management, planning, problem solving strategies, working memory, and initiation. She treats patients individually and leads groups and workshops for children and parents. Dr. Haddad has supervised trainees at the graduate and postdoctoral levels, and was recently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein School of Medicine.