The Autism Tests
In order to diagnose autism spectrum disorders and make an accurate diagnosis, our clinic uses the most innovative tests.
The diagnostic plan consists of a certain sequence of some situations that provoke the patient to interact with the specialist. In the process of examination, we look at the adequacy and quality of the child`s social interaction, his/her communication skills, ability to play games, the basic forms of stereotyped behavior. The test consists of 4 modules compiled according to a specific protocol. The module is selected depending on the age of the patient, his/her level of speech and intellectual development. The test involves a patient, an interviewer, a parent or a teacher.
The Vineland questionnaire is a test constructed in an interview format, involving people closely attached to the child, the patient him/herself and the diagnostician. The study evaluates the behavior of the patient in four spheres: life skills, communication, motor skills, socialization. The questionnaire also includes a scale of maladaptive behavior, addressing the child`s behavior that reflects certain problems or inconveniences.
Children’s IQ test, Wexler scale
This generally accepted test consists of 11 subtests, which are divided into 2 main groups: verbal and non-verbal. Each test contains 10-30 questions which become progressively more complicated. Verbal subtests are tasks, from which we can evaluate a general understanding of the patient, his/her awareness, speech abilities, reproduction of a digital series, finding the properties of an object, etc. Non-verbal – consists of finding differences and missing details, encryption, assembling parts together, etc. Each passed test receives a score, which is converted into unified grades that help to do the spread analysis.