Testing and Diagnosis

Are you concerned about delays or challenges with your child? Glenwood would like to help. Glenwood provides a full assessment and testing and can diagnose for mental health concerns or development delays including, but not limited to Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, and more.

Does this sound like your child?

  • Delays in reaching developmental milestones and obtaining speech
  • Difficulty with impulse control
  • Noncompliant behavior
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Academic and learning challenges
  • Withdrawal
  • Anxiety, sadness, or depression
  • Unusual reactions to sensory stimulation such as touch, textures, and noise
  • Difficulty focusing

Signs of Autism:

  • Difficulty making eye contact
  • Difficulty showing or reading facial expressions
  • Does not engage in interactive play with others
  • Lack of response to his or her name
  • Lack of showing gestures
  • Repetitive movements with objects
  • Repetitive or unusual body movement
  • Restrictive repetitive interests

Not all children with autism show all the signs. Many children who don’t have autism show a few. That’s why professional evaluation is crucial.

Glenwood offers more than 20 services for children, adolescents, adults, and families with mental health needs. The first step to accessing these services begins with a phone call to Glenwood’s Intake Department. You will be asked to share general information about the person for whom you are calling. The Intake Department will assess your needs and provide you information about specific services and programs. To set up a testing appointment, you will be asked to download and complete an Intake Packet and email, fax or mail it to the address below. 

 

 

Glenwood Intake Coordinator, Lisa Braxton
Email: intake@glenwood.org
Fax: 205-212-6688
Mail: Intake/614 38th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222

Once we receive the completed packet, the Intake Coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps.

If Glenwood cannot meet your needs, information about other services available in your community will be provided. If you would like to begin the steps to accessing services, please call our Intake office at 205-939-1088 or email intake@glenwood.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

What age do you diagnose?
Children as young as 18 months and up to 21 years of age. To make an appointment, we must receive the intake packet before your child reaches 21 years of age.

Do you diagnose for things other than autism?
Glenwood provides a full assessment and can diagnose for mental health concerns or development delays including, but not limited to ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, and more.

Do you accept insurance?
Glenwood accepts many insurances, as well as Medicaid and private pay. Every insurance plan is unique and benefits vary, so we will be happy to verify the coverage on your policy once your information is processed. An authorization for treatment will need to be obtained and you will be responsible for any deductibles, copays, or coinsurance costs.

Where are you located?
Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy services are located in our Outpatient Services Center in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham at 614 38th Street South, Birmingham, AL  35233

How long is the waiting list?
The waiting list varies upon the service, mostly between 6 weeks – 6 months. 

What services do you offer on an Outpatient basis?
Glenwood is proud to offer a full spectrum of evidence-based services including testing, diagnosis, individual and family counseling, and Applied Behavior Anaylsis (ABA), Occupational, and Speech Therapies. Click here to learn more about services. Additional services are available for children and adults with severe autism.

If you have questions, please call our Intake office at 205-939-1088 or email intake@glenwood.org