Articles about: Autism Diagnosis

Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Young People in NZ: What to Expect.

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children and young people is important for several reasons. Diagnosis allows access to appropriate resources, support and assistance. More importantly, it facilitates understanding of the child by those who live with them, teach them and interact with them in their everyday lives. It also enables families to […]

New Autism diagnostic processes and tools for teens and adults

The New Zealand Autism Spectrum Guideline (2008) (the Guideline) recommends that a comprehensive assessment for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will include validated diagnostic instruments administered by expert clinicians. The most commonly used diagnostic tools in New Zealand are the ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) and ADOS (Autism diagnostic Observation Schedule). ADI-R is a […]