Neuropsychological Assessment of Autism


Our experienced professionals are committed to providing accurate diagnoses and comprehensive support for individuals and families affected by autism.

Accurate diagnosis offers numerous benefits, including personalized treatment plans and access to support services.

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder, also abbreviated ASD, is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a wide range of social, communication, and behavioral challenges. It encompasses a spectrum of symptoms and severity, with common features including difficulty in social interaction, repetitive behaviors, and narrow interests. Autism typically emerges in early childhood and can vary greatly in its impact, from mild to severe. Early diagnosis and tailored interventions such as behavioral therapy and educational support can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with autism, helping them to develop skills and achieve their potential.

Neuropsychological Testing For Autism

Chicagoland Neuropsychology is a trusted provider of objective assessments for autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts social interaction, communication, and behavior. With the widespread use of social media, autism awareness has increased significantly. This has led to a greater understanding and acceptance of the condition. However, it is essential to approach information with caution, as social media can sometimes propagate misconceptions. That’s why our team emphasizes the importance of objective evaluation in accurately differentiating autism from other disorders that may present similar symptoms. Accurate diagnosis is the best jumping-off point to develop intervention strategies and access appropriate support services.

The Need for Objective Evaluation

Differentiating autism from other disorders that manifest similar symptoms requires an objective evaluation by qualified professionals. Conditions such as intellectual disabilities, language impairments, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can exhibit behavioral patterns that overlap with autism. A neuropsychological evaluation conducted by our experienced neuropsychologists allows for thorough examination of various cognitive, behavioral, and developmental domains. This comprehensive evaluation enables us to accurately identify and distinguish autism from other conditions, ensuring appropriate intervention and support.

Benefits of Accurate Diagnosis:

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis of autism offers numerous benefits for individuals and their families:

Personalized Treatment Plans: Accurate diagnosis forms the foundation for developing personalized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each individual. By understanding the specific strengths and challenges associated with autism, we can provide targeted interventions that address communication, social interaction, and behavior management, maximizing the individual’s potential for growth and development.

Access to Support Services: Accurate diagnosis opens doors to a wide range of support services and resources. These may include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions, educational programs, and support groups. For individuals with less severe forms of autism, the results of testing can have a tremendous impact on their ability to function comfortably in the world. Access to these services ensures that individuals with autism and their families receive the necessary support and guidance along their journey.

Family Education and Empowerment: Accurate diagnosis provides families with a deeper understanding of autism, empowering them to navigate the challenges and embrace the unique qualities of their loved ones. It equips families with knowledge and strategies to create supportive environments, foster acceptance, and facilitate positive relationships within the family unit.

Getting Help

If you or your loved one is seeking an objective assessment for autism, Chicagoland Neuropsychology is here to help. Our team of expert neuropsychologists provides thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and personalized treatment plans.