Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations (Self-Pay):
This evaluation is based on best practice standards and incorporate psychodiagnostic and treatment considerations drawn from current research in the field. Assessments include measures of cognitive and developmental functioning, psychodiagnostic interviews [such as autism diagnostic measures that includes the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2)], and supplemental measures of neurocognitive functioning, achievement, projective measures, and interpretation of informant report measures. Diagnoses and recommendations are informed by a multidisciplinary team that consists of clinical psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, a developmental pediatrician, a child neurologist, and a speech and language pathologist with additional professionals in the field to consult as necessary.
Comprehensive Treatment Evaluations (Self-Pay):
This evaluation focuses on reviewing the existing treatment and educational program established by the family. It involves direct observation and structured, standardized measures to examine areas of strength and weakness to determine treatment strategies and educational resources. These evaluations may also include providing intervention strategies to the child and family. The recommendations are shared with the family’s existing providers. More intensive treatment evaluations are also available to determine which strategies are associated with improvements in specific areas (e.g., communication, social engagement, nonverbal communication). This evaluation includes parent training utilizing-specific evidence-based behavioral interventions (e.g., UCLA JASPER, Pivotal Response Treatment).
Consultations (Insurance Accepted):
These brief assessments are geared toward families who do not require an in-depth comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, but rather are seeking clarification or recommendations for diagnosis or treatment (medication and non-medication) from multiple professional across areas of psychiatry, clinical and behavioral psychology, neurology, and pediatrics. These evaluations do not provide the more in-depth evaluations conducted with our comprehensive assessments.
Psychiatric Medication Evaluations and Treatment (Insurance Accepted):
These services are provided by child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychiatry fellows to determine the most effective medication to treat youth and adults who present with co-occurring behavior problems, inattention, anxiety, and depression. Ongoing medication management is also available.
Neurological evaluations and medication treatment (Insurance Accepted):
These services are provided by a pediatric neurologist with a specialty in ASD and related genetic conditions that include a neurological evaluation, consultation, and medication treatment.
Address: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 1253, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967
All CAN Clinic appointments take place at the CAN Clinic, which is part of the Center of Autism Research and Treatment (CART) at UCLA in Westwood, one of six National Institute of Health Autism Centers of Excellence.