Evaluation

For the last 14 years, I have served as the Director of the University of Miami’s Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic whereby I provided comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations, trained advanced level doctoral students, and contributed to cutting edge research related to neurodevelopmental disabilities. In addition to testing children and adolescents with a variety of presenting problems (Specific Learning Disorders, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, etc.), I am particularly skilled in assessing individuals of all ages (infancy through adulthood) who have or are suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am one of the few psychologists in Florida certified as a research-reliable administrator of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2), the gold standards in ASD assessment.

I am often sought out for evaluation of particularly complex individuals, who are historically difficult to diagnose, given their unique symptom presentation. I choose appropriate tests based on the referral question and the client’s current functioning level. I often incorporate behavioral strategies, such as reward systems, frequent breaks as needed, and visual cues (picture schedule, timers, etc.) to obtain optimal performance.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Diagnosing or ruling out ASD when symptoms are subtle  
  • ASD in female-born individuals 
  • Unique learning difficulties in youth with ASD
  • Comorbid conditions in those with ASD (ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Tic Disorders, Impulse-Control Disorders, Disruptive Behaviors, Mood Disorders)
  • Behaviorally challenging children
  • Nonverbal persons
  • Telehealth assessment of ASD

For testing, I have teamed up with the leading neuropsychologists in Florida, Neurocognitive Consultants, to provide the most state-of-the-art evaluations. For more information or to schedule an evaluation with me, you can contact me or contact Neurocognitive Consultants and ask for Dr. Amy Beaumont. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation to talk more about your particular needs and how I can help.

8211 W. Broward Blvd. • Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: (954) 953-6263