Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD) Assessment

What is autism?” has been the means for ongoing research for many years, dating back to the 1940s. Have you or a loved one been recommended or referred for testing for autism spectrum disorder or any other neurodevelopmental issue?

At Thoughtwise in Tallahassee, we specialize in the assessment and intervention to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and many other presenting concerns.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The implications of ASD sometimes are based on or include a person’s:

  • Noticeable mastery, abilities, or giftedness in specific areas (called “splinter skills”).
  • Difficulties with language.
  • Issues with nonverbal communication.
  • Struggling to establish mutual relationships.
  • Lack of interest in social interaction.
  • Repetitive behaviors or need for repetitive routines.
  • Habits or insistence on using “blunt” language, or an inability to understand metaphors or analogies.
  • Exaggerated “footing” or mannerisms.

Not everyone with ASD has difficulty in these areas and ASD is recognized on a “spectrum,” where the person presents within a range of ability, ranging from low functioning to higher functioning.

Is ASD new?

ASD is often recognized in children by around two years of age.

In the past few years ASD has been recognized more and more throughout the U.S. The United States rates of children diagnosed with ASD increased from 1 in 150 in the year 2000 (less than 1% of children), to 1 in 54 children, (around 2% of children in the U.S.) in the year 2016.

Early intervention starts with the assessment, diagnosis, and identification of this type of disorder; at Thoughtwise, we recommend that you first contact us for a consultation with a specialist in this area.

What is early intervention?

At Thoughtwise are specialists that can help you with the assessment, and interventions needed to start early intervention and mental health treatment for a child suspected of showing the signs of autism or any other psychological or mental health condition.

There are modern types of services and interventions that we can offer you if you or one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with ASD. Modern-day interventions for ASD come after proper assessment and evaluation.

Some modern-day interventions for persons with ASD that we recognize here at Thoughtwise are:

  • Family therapy.
  • Narrative therapy.
  • Positive psychology.
  • Behavioral therapy.
  • PECS (exchange of picture exchange communication systems).
  • Behavioral trainings, neurofeedback, or biofeedback.

At Thoughtwise, we readily recognize the need that you and your family have for a provider that specializes in testing, diagnosing, and treating ASD in children and adults in the local Tallahassee area. We specialize in the assessment and treatment interventions for those who are or may be dealing with the effects of a psychological, neurological, or neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD.

How do I get my loved one tested for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Please contact us at Thoughtwise about beginning testing for you or your loved one for ASD. We offer many services for persons with ASD that are recognized among doctors and providers abroad.

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Address

2840 Remington Green Circle,
Unit #3 Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone

1(888) 876-9784

Email

info@thoughtwise.com

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Hours of Operation

Monday          9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday          9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday    9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday         9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday              9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday         9:00 AM – 4:00 PM