Autism Evaluation

A neuropsychological evaluation alongside the ADOS-2 can identify if your child has autism spectrum disorder

Online Autism Quiz for Children

Do you find that your child has difficulty with social and/or communication skills?

Have you noticed that they have difficulty understanding others’ thoughts and feelings?

Are they highly sensitive about noises and textures, or are very particular about many things in their life?

Benefits of an autism evaluation

  • Identify whether your child has ASD
  • Receive documentation to help apply for testing accommodations
  • Know when and where to seek specialized therapy and support
  • Maximize your child’s educational and social development
Benefits of an evaluation
What testing can identify or help determine

What testing can identify or help determine

A neuropsychological evaluation alongside the ADOS-2 can identify if your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disability that potentially affects 1 in 54 children.

How testing can help

A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation which targets potential ASD can help your child’s teachers and administration modify curriculum, provide resources and educational material, and use effective teaching strategies specifically for your child. This can help a child succeed in a mainstream classroom environment or provide the necessary information to find a more appropriate setting, whether in an inclusion, self-contained, or autism-focused classroom. This evaluation can also inform other supportive therapies, such as speech and occupational therapy.

Our neuropsychologists can help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as navigate the public education system, helping you get the most effective education for your child’s needs.

How testing can help
Neuropsychological Evaluation Services

What is assessed during the test

The ASD evaluation can be part of a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation or as an independent component. The ASD evaluation consists of a 20 – 30 minute interview, ASD-targeted questionnaires for the parents and teachers, and a diagnostic observation.

The evaluation will also include administration, scoring, and interpreting of standardized ASD-focused testing, including the ADOS-2 battery. This evaluation includes observations about your child’s communication, social interaction skills, play, and repetitive behaviors.

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As the saying goes, “If you have seen one child with autism, you have seen one child with autism.” What’s effective for one child may not work for another. Autism testing can help you know where your child falls on the spectrum, as well as the most effective learning styles to help them throughout their education. Getting an accurate diagnosis with evidence-based norm-referenced measures can make the difference in giving your child the developmental opportunities, educational options and learning accommodations that they need in order to achieve.


Differentiated Evaluations

As children develop from infancy through early adulthood, the skills they need to succeed change as well. Using this developmental framework, our neuropsychologists offer 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:

Early Development/Pre-School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Early development/Pre-school
Elementary/Primary School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Elementary/Primary School
Adolescent/High School
Adolescent/High School
Early Adulthood/College/Vocational
Early adulthood/college/vocational

Each type of evaluation shares a core assessment of common neuropsychological abilities, but the specific measures, goals, and recommendations generated from the various evaluations target the individual’s needs at their developmental level.


Flexible Evaluations in Your Child’s Environment

To better meet the needs of the child, our neuropsychologists have incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of our offices, whether at home or in school. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of both the child and their environment, and enables in-vivo consultation with school or home personnel that are influential in the child’s life.

At Home

At School

Evaluation Options & Pricing

Although we do not accept insurance, some clients with out-of-network benefits are able to secure reimbursement for services.

Autism Examination

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Autism evaluation using the ADOS-2 battery
  • Autism questionnaires
  • 2-4 hours of testing
  • Summary report

Autism Targeted Neuropsych Evaluation

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Intellectual functioning, memory, executive functioning and academic functioning
  • Summary report and recommendations
  • 1 day of testing (approx. 6 hours)
  • 45-60 minute feedback

Comprehensive Neuropsych Evaluation

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Areas covered: intellectual functioning, academic achievement, expressive and receptive language and communication skills, attention, concentration, learning, memory, executive functioning, visual spatial and visual perceptual functioning, motor ability, emotional and behavioral functioning, adaptive functioning
  • 1-3 days of testing
  • Full report and recommendations
  • 60-120 minute feedback

About Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D.

Licensed Neuropsychologist in New York State

Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist working in the New York area who specializes in seeing children with a variety of neuropsychological and cognitive deficits as well as various medical issues.

After receiving his bachelors in psychology from Lander’s College, he pursued his doctorate in School Psychology at St. John’s University, and trained in Columbia University Medical Center and the Center for Applied Psychology during his internship year.

He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he conducted neuropsychological evaluations for childhood cancer patients and survivors, to help them reach their potential despite their challenges.

Dr. Malkin is originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and three children.

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Evaluation Details

  • Domains assessed include sensory and motor abilities, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual-spatial ability, and “higher cognitive functioning”, such as reasoning, problem solving skills, intellectual functioning, and social and psychological functioning
  • Appointments are with our neuropsychologists, who specialize in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • Testing is presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the client is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.
  • The evaluation length varies depending on the referral questions and evaluation type. They can be as short as 2 hours, and can also last over several days.

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Robert Mann
Dr Malkin is a caring and understanding doctor. My daughter was given testing by zoom and the Doctor’s understanding and skill is number #1.
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Thank you Dr Malkin for being compassionate and thorough with the evaluations, as well as providing detailed feedback and recommendations for treatment, while consistently being available for answering any questions and advocating for your patients!
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Jody Erdfarb
Dr. Malkin was supportive and knowledgeable - exactly what we needed. Highly recommend!
Atarah Charles
Atarah Charles
Dr. Malkin worked with my son twice and was wonderful both times. while working with my son he was very patient, and welcoming. Dr. Malkin also answered all questions me and my husband had. I highly recommend Dr.Malkin.
Dr. Malkin went above and beyond to make himself available for our family and it is because of him that we were able to diagnose our son with autism. We were able to get him the treatment he needed at a crucial time in his development. Our son is thriving and doing incredibly well, because of his early diagnosis. We will never forget Dr. Malkin's kindness, promptness and professionalism. We are eternally grateful and wish there were more like him.

Neuro Psych Doctor Autism Evaluation in New York City

Dr. Ben Malkin provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess a child’s cognitive profile – used to create a personalized treatment plan which optimizes the child’s development at home, school or other settings.

Hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

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