Glenwood provides a comprehensive assessment and can diagnose mental health concerns or development delays including but not limited to Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, and more.
Every individual with autism is unique and shows symptoms differently. Many children who don’t have autism may show a few symptoms but may have other mental health needs. That’s why professional evaluation is crucial.
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 use of gestures/limited or no pointing
• Repetitive movements with objects
• Repetitive or unusual body movement
• Restricted repetitive interests
Signs of Other Mental Health Concerns
• Delays in reaching developmental milestones and obtaining speech
• Difficulty with impulse control
• Noncompliant behavior
• Aggressive behavior
• Academic and learning challenges
• Anxiety, sadness, or depression
• Unusual reactions to sensory stimulation such as touch, textures, and noise
• Difficulty focusing
Appointments take place over a full day with opportunities for breaks. Children will receive a complete developmental assessment including measures of cognitive functioning, language ability, and motor development, as appropriate. Professionals in psychology, speech/language pathology, and/or occupational therapy may conduct the test. At the end of the evaluation, families are provided with verbal feedback on the same day regarding the information obtained, diagnosis, and initial recommendations. A written comprehensive report will be provided within one month that summarizes the assessment results and makes recommendations for home, school, and community. Referrals are made, as needed, for further evaluation and/or treatment.
Outpatient Services Avondale
614 38th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35222