Behavioral Innovations does not diagnose, but we can guide you and give you tips. First, you want to find a family physician, pediatrician, developmental pediatrician, or psychiatrist that can diagnose. Make sure to call the doctor office and explain what you are needing to see if it is a good fit. Second, you want to know what to expect from an evaluation. This varies depending on the provider. Generally, you can expect some paperwork and an appointment that can be lengthy. Make sure you ask your provider about length of time and if there is any paperwork you may need to fill out ahead of time. Third, ask what type of testing they use. The testing varies as well, but a well-known test is the ADOS.
Why do I need this? A diagnosis and prescription are vital to getting insurance to cover therapy. Above all, ask questions of your provider so that you can feel well prepared and informed prior to your appointment.