Schedule Your Free Autism Screening!

ABC Therapy Clinics provides in-home and clinic services throughout the Chicagoland area utilizing ABA therapy for children with developmental delays, including autism screenings for preventative or early diagnosis.

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When Should I Consider Getting a Screening for Autism?

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests children undergo autism screening between the ages of 18 and 24 months. Early detection is important for addressing behavioral challenges early on while it is easier for the child to reform their habits.

But age isn’t the only thing to pay attention to. If your child is beyond the 24-month age range, screenings can still be considered! If you are concerned about a specific skill set and behavior(s) your child may be exhibiting, this is just cause for an autism screening at ABC Therapy Clinics.

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Why Should My Child Get An Autism Screening?

The benefit of screening your child is early detection of any possible developmental delays. Early detection can provide your child with the opportunity to receive the necessary interventions which can ultimately change the outcome of their development.

The autism screening performed by ABC Therapy Clinics’ specialists will not result in a diagnosis but is the first step in determining whether an evaluation is necessary for a formal diagnosis. Formal diagnoses can be determined by a qualified medical specialist such as a neurologist, behavior pediatrician, or psychiatrist.

What Does ABC Therapy Clinics’ Autism Screening Process Look Like?

Our autism screenings consist of a three-part process: a parent interview, a direct assessment of skills, and a comprehensive report based on our findings.

1. Parent Interview

Primary caregivers have the most supervision and direct interaction with a patient. This allows them to be more aware of certain behaviors, milestones, or challenges their child is currently experiencing and properly communicate these details to be considered in the screening process.

2. Direct Assessment of Skills

The second part of the screening process involves a direct assessment of your child’s social skills, communication skills, behavior patterns, and developmental delays. Our team of professionals will closely observe your child’s interactions, play skills, language development, and response to social cues while utilizing standardized autism screening tools and questionnaires to gather more objective information. These evaluations provide valuable insights into your child’s strengths, challenges, and areas of development that may require further assessment.

3. Comprehensive Report

The final part of the process involves a diagnostic review in the form of a report. Our team will thoroughly analyze the information gathered from the autism screening to determine if a formal autism diagnosis will be required. If a diagnosis is warranted, we will provide you with a detailed explanation of why in the report, as well as recommendations for a medical professional we would recommend performing the official evaluation. Please note, even if a diagnosis is not given, our professionals may provide guidance and suggestions for addressing any additional developmental concerns that were identified during the autism screening.

Where Does It Take Place and Who Conducts the Screening?

Your free autism screening can take place in the convenience of your home or in one of our three clinic locations. Located conveniently in Yorkville and Plainfield, Illinois, our main locations serve as a perfect testing environment unless you would prefer the comfort of your own home. The autism screening is performed by two industry specialists, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Registered Behavior Technician.

Where to Get a Free Pediatric Autism Screening

We understand the importance of early identification and intervention, which is why we offer complimentary autism screenings to help assess your child’s development. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to conducting thorough screenings that can provide valuable insights into your child’s strengths and challenges, and identify potential areas of concern.

By offering this complimentary service, we aim to empower parents and caregivers with the information they need to make informed decisions about their child’s well-being. Schedule a free autism screening today and take the first step towards ensuring your child receives the support they need to thrive.

The Future is Bright With ABC Therapy Clinics

At ABC, we are here to help both clients – and their families – every step of the way. Getting started has never been easier, even if you are new to the process. Ready to provide your child with the support they need?

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