Certified Autism Assessments in Livonia or Royal Oak, With No Waiting List
If you suspect that your child may have autism, it can be a very scary time. In 1960 the autism rate was one in every 100,000 children; now it is one in every 75 boys, and approximately one in every 100 girls. It is important to find out if your child has autism as early as possible, because positive changes can more easily be made at a younger age, both neurologically and physically.
At The Brain Training Center we offer autism evaluations, either covered by insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), or via out-of-pocket payment. Plus, there is no waiting list at either of our locations, so it won't take months to get an appointment.
We adhere to all state evaluation requirements. The ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) system is used for evaluation, with specially trained psychologists or nurses administering the assessment. All assessments are then reviewed and signed by an LLP psychologist (Clinical Psychologist), or PhD, as required by Michigan state law.
The out-of-pocket cost is $400 and includes a 2-hour assessment, with reports, plus the latest clinical suggestions to help your child. (Neurological evaluations and consultations are also available at additional costs.) Insurance costs will vary, due to individual co-pays and deductibles.
Assessments covered by insurance are divided into three sessions. (The reason for this is that insurance only offers one-hour per day coverage.) Out-of-pocket assessments can be completed in one session at our Royal Oak Office.
Neurological Assessments and Neurofeedback
In addition to the behavioral assessments, The Brain Training Center can look at the neurological aspects of your child through the use of a qEEG brain map. Since there is still no definitive neurological signature for autism, recent research has shown that seizure activity can sometimes mimic autism. We may be able to rule this out by the reading of the brain map, checking to see if seizures are present.
For over 10 years we have also been using a system of neurofeedback called LENS to help treat autism. The LENS system is a quick, non-invasive, gentle procedure (that only takes 5 minutes) and can help improve impulse control, language, decrease stimming, and promote self awareness in autistic children. We feel that the LENS system is a MORE efficient form of neurofeedback for treating autism than traditional neurofeedback. (We also do practice traditional neurofeedback in both our offices, for other disorders.)
Call 248-703-6943 for an appointment. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will reply promptly.