The Diagnostic Clinic at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness provides specialized evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults to determine psychological or psycho-educational functioning. Most clients find the testing interesting, as information is collected through many means, such as interviews, questionnaires, computerized testing, behavioral observation and problem-solving tasks.

The Diagnostic Clinic provides comprehensive testing services, including:

  • Pediatric Developmental Evaluations (diagnostic assessment for developmental delays in children from 12 months to 5 years)
  • Developmental Progress Evaluations (assesses a child’s progress over time as a follow up assessment [after 1 to 2 years] to evaluate a child’s response to intervention)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically utilizing the gold standard of Autism assessment, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)
  • Behavioral Difficulties, including defiant behavior and conduct problems
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disabilities and Differences
  • Intelligence or Achievement Testing
  • Personality Styles and Functioning
  • Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis
  • Gifted Program Placement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorder

At the Diagnostic Clinic an individualized testing plan is designed by the specialist based on the unique needs of the person and reason for assessment. The assessment, scoring, interpretation and write-up are completed within 2 weeks of testing. Parents or adults will receive feedback of testing results in the form of a face-to-face one-hour session. Feedback may also be provided to school or appropriate others when requested. The final comprehensive written report, detailing the results of the assessment and recommendations for further action, will be released during the feedback session.