AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

If you suspect that your child has an autism spectrum disorder, you want answers and understanding. We understand your concerns and want to help navigate you through this process as soon as possible.

The diagnostic clinic at Behavioral Health Kansas City provides Autism diagnostic evaluations for children ages 2-6. Our evaluation team consists of a Clinical Psychologist and Speech-Language Pathologist with years of experiences diagnosing and working with children with Autism. We provide exceptional attention to your child and family needs during the evaluation and follow up visits and calls to ensure understanding of the evaluation and the next steps to take.  

The diagnostic process consists of three steps: intake forms, evaluation, and follow up visit. First, please fill out our diagnostic evaluation intake form attached at the bottom of this page. We can mail you a copy if requested. As soon as this is complete and returned us via mail, email, or in person, we will call you to schedule the evaluation. Our diagnostic team will complete the evaluation, with parent participation, and schedule a follow up visit to discuss the findings.

If your child receives an autism spectrum diagnosis, we will be here to help you through the process of what to expect and establish a plan. BHH can assist in a variety of therapy services. We understand that you will have a lot of questions and we are here to help answer them for you. We will continue to have an open communication with you even after the evaluation is complete.

To learn more about the diagnostic process and how to schedule a new patient evaluation, call our Intake Coordinator.

SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL, AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our outpatient and school-based therapists consists of highly qualified licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapist. Our outpatient clinic provides individualized 1:1 therapy sessions focusing on increasing your child’s skill and knowledge base.  

Our speech-language pathologists target skills including receptive and expressive language delays, cognitive skill, articulation, AAC, social skills, phonemic awareness and reading, and swallowing.

Our occupational therapists target skills including fine motor skills (ex: handwriting, cutting, bilateral integration), sensory integration, emotional regulation, and feeding.

Our physical therapist targets gross motor skills essential for walking, running, jumping, and playing.

Our outpatient clinic accepts private insurance and private pay.

If interested in our outpatient services, please call our Intake Coordinator to schedule an evaluation. Please fill out an intake form located at the bottom of this page and bring to your evaluation.

Tara Beck

Director of Therapy

816.994.2591