At San Diego Kids First we recognize the value in a tailored comprehensive assessment that fits the unique needs of your child/ teen. We seek to answer each referred clients developmental concerns by providing detailed and impactful recommendations for your family. Throughout this process, we are mindful of the time sensitive nature of an assessment and understand the desire to move through each step quickly and efficiently. That’s why we have designed a tailored and targeted test battery for those whishing to ONLY rule in or out the presence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), that allows for fewer hours and resources spent on unnecessary tests, and a significantly shorter waitlist for families awaiting assessment. 
With early identification of an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, we can quickly design and implement interventions that make a profound impact on the outcome of a child’s developmental trajectory. Prognosis of ASD is often dramatically improved with early intervention. Therefore, we put a lot of emphasis on making this diagnostic determination quickly, efficiently, and accurately to expedite the process of getting your children and teens the services they need.
We are pleased to offer this Targeted Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation to children and teens 2-18 Years who:
  • Have no significant academic and/or cognitive concerns
  • Have no concerns they would like assessed outside of ASD (such as ADHD, or a learning disability/disorder).
  • Are comfortable with results being focused exclusively on whether or not their child meets diagnostic criteria for ASD.
We feel this tailored assessment is of great value to the community, as many clinics are experiencing long wait lists for comprehensive evaluations. With the ASD targeted evaluation we are able to offer evaluation slots to families with a significantly shorter wait time than our comprehensive developmental and psychoeducational evaluation batteries.  As such we are able to guide you and your child/teen quickly to the services and interventions that will optimize their development and potential!
We are so excited to be able to provide this service for you! Please contact Brooke, our Office Manager if you would like further information, as she would be pleased to help you determine if this targeted ASD evaluation is the right fit for your child or teen. You can reach her at / (858) 692-4187 and she will be happy to help you!
As our team of professionals continues to grow, I am so grateful to be a part of such a cohesive and collaborative group. I am very proud of the work the clinicians at San Diego Kids First provide to our families and will continue to personally consult with all of my staff clinicians on a regular basis. Other services we provide are as follows:
  • Evaluations
  • Consultations
  • Screenings
  • Behavior Management/Parenting Sessions
  • Study/Organizational Skills Training
  • Therapy
  • Educational Therapy
  • Groups/Workshops
  • Video Parenting Course- Bright Stars- available for purchase on our home page
  • IEP/504 Services
  • Social Skills Training