Today I’m talking all about my preferred battery for assessing autism spectrum disorders. I get a lot of questions in the Facebook group about specific batteries for different referral questions. Knowing of course that batteries will vary depending on the individual, here are the core components of my typical ASD evaluations:
- A good, solid clinical interview using the ADI-R or a modified version I created
- A school observation or observation of peer interaction
- Testing: WPPSI/WISC, WIAT (if academic concerns are present, or to get a sense of math abilities), RCFT, CVLT-C, D-KEFS (Trails, Tower, Color-Word Interference, 20 Questions or Proverbs), CCPT3 (if concerned about ADHD), ADOS-2, and behavior checklists (BASC-3, BRIEF-2, and SRS-2).
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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