Autism Evaluation

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?

These are potential signs that your child may benefit from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) evaluation.

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

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.

Dr. Malkin 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.

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, Dr. Malkin offers 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:

Early development/Pre-school

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Elementary/Primary School

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Adolescent/High School

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Early adulthood/college/vocational

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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, Dr. Malkin has incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of his office, 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

$900
  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Autism evaluation using the ADOS-2 battery
  • Autism questionnaires
  • 2-4 hours of testing
  • Summary report

Autism Targeted Neuropsych Evaluation

$2100
  • 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

$5000
  • 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.

 

Evaluation Details

Evaluations assess:

  • 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

Evaluations are:

  • administered by a Dr. Ben Malkin, a neuropsychologist who specializes in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the person is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.

Evaluations last:

  • 3 to 8 hours for the testing, completed in one to three sessions

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Evaluation Details

$5000

Evaluations assess:

  • Aptitude and learning potential
  • Achievement and academic skills
  • Neuropsychological functions (attention, memory, executive, verbal, and visuospatial)
  • Emotional and personality assessment
  • Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Assessment of learning disabilities
  • Accommodations for standardized testing and school
  • Appeal of testing accommodation denials
  • FAA Evaluations – Aviation Decision Examinations

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  • Aptitude and learning potential
  • Achievement and academic skills
  • Neuropsychological functions (attention, memory, executive, verbal, and visuospatial)
  • Emotional and personality assessment
  • Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Assessment of learning disabilities
  • Accommodations for standardized testing and school
  • Appeal of testing accommodation denials
  • FAA Evaluations – Aviation Decision Examinations

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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