Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the ADOS-2 sufficient for a diagnosis?

No. The ADOS-2 is one source of information but does not provide enough information to make the diagnosis.

Q: Can caregivers be in the room during the assessment?

The caregiver is required to be in the room during the assessment depending on the which module is used. The participant may not require caregiver presence if the child, adolescent, or adult is verbally fluent. This will be determined with the clinician prior to starting the assessment.

Q: Is a school diagnosis the same as a medical diagnosis?

No. A school diagnosis is only used to provide supportive services in the school settings. In order to obtain formal diagnosis (that insurance will cover) a medical diagnostic evaluation must occur.

Q: Can I get a second opinion?

Yes. If you have concerns about any assessment given, a second opinion by a different professional can be sought out.

Q: I received a diagnosis, now what?

Once a diagnosis has been obtained, you are ready to determine what treatment options are right for the individual. Cognitive Connections is happy to sit down and walk you through the different treatment options.