Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that covers a spectrum of individuals with a wide range of skills and impairments. For this reason, this developmental disorder can look very different from child to child and be difficult to diagnose without a comprehensive assessment. The Sand Story Team offers the gold standard for ASD psychology assessments, inclusive of a comprehensive interview with parents, an observation of the child (at school, daycare, or any additional context in which the child interacts with others), and a thorough assessment procedure using standardized tools to adequately understand the child cognitively, socially and socio-emotionally. The psychologist assessment for ASD is one part of a multi-disciplinary assessment. Parents must complete the Speech and Language assessment of their child as well as a report from a paediatrician before or concurrently with the psychology assessment, as these results are needed for the psychologist to complete their diagnosis. Autism assessments are offered for youth as young as 18 months to 18 years. For further information or to schedule your child’s assessment, please contact us.