Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations:

A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation helps to determine whether a child meets the criteria for a medical diagnosis of autism. The evaluation process helps to identify specific strengths and weaknesses that lead to recommendations matched to specific needs.

 

Insurances accepted:

Medicaid Centennial Care Plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian, Western Sky

 

How to make a referral:

For initial evaluations of children ages 1.5 – 5 years old, Telshor Behavioral requires a referral from a licensed healthcare provider (i.e., pediatrician, CNP, PCP, psychologist, speech-language pathologist, EI provider) currently treating the child and whose scope of practice allows him or her to perform an autism screening or document concerns that warrant further evaluation. 

 

For re-evaluations of children of any age currently receiving ABA services and in need of an updated assessment and Integrated Service Plan (ISP), the referral form should be completed by a BCBA or ABA provider. 

                                        

Healthcare providers, please include any relevant previous screenings, evaluations, CMEs or IFSPs. 

 

ABA providers, please include the child’s current ABA treatment plan and initial evaluation report documenting the diagnosis of ASD. 

 

Evaluation Process:

Once a completed provider referral form is received, parents will receive a link to our intake portal, within seven to ten business days. After completing and submitting intake and consent forms, parents will receive a series of emails with links to online behavioral, developmental, and adaptive rating scales. 

 

The evaluation will be scheduled once all intake forms and rating scales are completed. The evaluation typically consists of three appointments that include:

 

  1. Parent Interview (2 to 2.5 hours)

  2. Direct Testing with the child (1.5 to 2 hours)

  3. Feedback Session with Parent (1 hour)

 

In addition, it is often helpful to obtain rating scales or speak with other professionals familiar with your child. This may include therapists, physicians, counselors, teachers, speech or occupational therapists. 

 

A written report will be generated, and a copy will be provided to you at the time of the feedback session.