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( Below you will find the Characteristics of each disorder to help you best select which assesment to start with.)

This free screening tool has been designed to provide you with answers about some of the concerns that you are having about your child. Your anwers are strictly confidential. The tool has 10 questions for you to answer and should take no more than a couple of minutes .

You will have an opportunity to view and print up your results once you have completed the test.

Want to know more? Please check below for the characteristics of each disorder.  In each section there is a "get more information" button for each.

If you feel your child needs help with Autism please read more: Autism Read More

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Attention Deficit

Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorders:

  • Easily Distractible
  • Disorganized
  • Procrastinates
  • Forgetfulness
  • Reduced speed of processing information which may appear as lethargy or cognitive fatigue
  • Described as "careless," or "irresponsible."

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Auditory Processing / Language

Characteristics of Auditory Processing Disorders:

  • Normal hearing acuity
  • Difficulty learning through the auditory modality
  • Difficulty following oral directions
  • Short auditory attention span, fatigues easily during listening tasks
  • Difficulty listening and understanding in the presence of background noise
  • Frequently says "huh?" or "what?" and asks for repetitions
  • Seems to "mishear" or misunderstand what was said to them
  • Gives the impression of not listening even when they are looking at the speaker
  • Slow or delayed response time to verbal stimuli

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Academic Performance

Characteristics of Academic Challenge:

  • Low Grades
  • Procrastinates Homework Assignments
  • Disorganized
  • Achievement does not match Ability
  • Exhausted by Homework
  • Described as "careless," or "irresponsible."

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Behavior and/or Social Emotional

Characteristics of behavior and/or social emotional difficulties:

  • Unmanageability
  • Argumentative
  • Impulsive
  • Lack of self control
  • Lack of motivation
  • Emotional control: difficulties regulating emotional responses appropriately
  • Defiant
  • Difficulties with forming relationships
  • Social inappropriateness
  • Difficulties shifting from one activity to another when requested

Characteristics of behavioral control and emotional stability:

  • Ability to begin an activity and independently generate ideas and problem solving strategies to control behavior
  • Ability to hold information when completing a task or when generating goals and plans in a sequential manner
  • Ability to anticipate future events, to set goals, to develop steps and grasp main ideas and to organize and understand the main points in written and verbal presentations.
  • Ability to put in order work, play, and storage spaces (ie desk, backpack).
  • Ability to check work and assess ones performance and to monitor ones own behavior in response to the behaviors of others.

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What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group. Experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children age 8 will have an ASD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 30, 2012). Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females.

What are some common signs of autism?

The hallmark feature of ASD is impaired social interaction and language development. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.

Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can't understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don't watch other people's faces for clues about appropriate behavior. They lack empathy.

Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking and twirling, or in self-abusive behavior such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children and may refer to themselves by name instead of "I" or "me." Children with an ASD don't know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favorite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.

Children with characteristics of an ASD may have co-occurring conditions, including Fragile X syndrome (which causes mental retardation), tuberous sclerosis, epileptic seizures, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.

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