Diagnostic Assessments

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CanFASD Multidisciplinary Team Training for Diagnosis of FASD: An Online Curriculum
The curriculum was designed to assist professionals learn the processes and procedures of multidisciplinary FASD assessments and develop the skillset needed to be effective members of a multidisciplinary diagnostic team.

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Best Practices Guidebook
The purpose of this set of documents is to delineate Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for Early Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis of ASDs in very young children (ages 0-5 years).

First Signs First Signs

M-CHAT: Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers For toddlers 16-30 months to assess for risk of autism spectrum disorders.

Insight Psychological Insight Psychological

Insight Psychological – Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
When attempting to understand Developmental Disorders, exploring a psychological assessment can become a critical component in understanding the nuances needed to help adequately diagnose a specific disorder. At Insight Psychological, we have the most up- to-date psychological tests to explore, understand, identify and even diagnose many of the developmental disorders experienced by both adults and children.


CARS2™Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition 
The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) helps to identify children (2 years and older with Autism, specifically, distinguishing them from developmentally handicapped children who are not Autistic. In addition, it distinguishes between mid-to-moderate and severe Autism. Its brevity makes it a very useful tool to help you recognize and classify Autistic children.

National Resource Centre on ADHD National Resource Centre on ADHD

Evaluation and Assessment Tools
Clinicians evaluating a child for ADHD use a variety of assessment tools to gather information

Psychology Tools Psychology Tools

Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale This self-rating scale is designed to assess the severity and type of symptoms in patients with OCD.

Stoelting Stoelting

More tools, resources and assessments available on the Stoelting Website.

DSM-IV-TR Age Range: 2-18 years Time: 20 minutes Restricted Use: Level B- requires that the user has completed graduate-level courses in tests and measurement at a university or has received equivalent documented training. The ASRS assists clinicians, school psychologists and other mental health professionals in the diagnostic process, using DSM-IV-TR symptom criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders

SRS-2 Age Range: Preschool–2.5-4.5 years School-Age–4 through 18 years Adult–19 years and up Time: 15-20 minutes The SRS-2 identifies social impairment associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and quantifies the severity. It detects subtle symptoms, and differentiates clinical groups, both withing the Autism Spectrum, and between ASD and other disorder

ASDS - Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome is difficult because it often resembles autism, behavior disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities The ASDS is a quick, easy-to-use rating scale. Its 50 yes/no items can be completed by parents, teachers, siblings, para-educators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, psychiatrists or others who have had regular contact with the child for at least two weeks.

PDDBI-SV Quickly identifies children at-risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Physician reimbursement for PDDBI-SV Ira Cohen, Ph. D. Age Range: 1.6-12.5 years Time: 5-10 minutes Restricted Use: Level B or S A rapid screening tool, the PDDBI-SV identifies Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) as defined in the DSM-IV-TR. It can be completed by parents or caregivers, and covers a wide spectrum of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, and is useful in multiple applications

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Diagnosis)This tool lists the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is to be used as a checklist during a diagnostic assessment.

Panic Disorder (Diagnosis)This tool lists the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Panic Disorder. It is to be used as a checklist during a diagnostic assessment

ADHD Diagnosis Checklist This tool can be used as an aid to assist in the diagnosis of ADHD. The tool is meant to be completed after the clinician has finished an assessment of the young person including information obtained from a responsible family member or responsible adult who knows the youth well whenever possible

Social Anxiety Disorder (Diagnosis)Social Anxiety Disorder (Diagnosis) This tool lists the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder. It is to be used as a checklist during a diagnostic assessment.