Equitable and Comprehensive Autism Testing

Written by Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Background on Autism and Prevalence Rate Among Diverse Groups Autism Spectrum Disorder (also referred to as ASD) is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder hypothesized to develop as a result of interactive genetic/biological and environment factors. It is considered a mental disorder, per the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical […] Continue reading

Why Early Autism Diagnosis and Treatment Matters

Written by: Dr. Campos, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Psychological research continues to support the importance of an early Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and treatment (Reichow & Wolery, 2009). Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the fastest growing disabilities, and it is defined as a neurodevelopmental or neurobiological disorder characterized by social-communication deficits and restricted, […] Continue reading

A Guide to the ADOS 2 for Autism Assessment

  Written by Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Autism Spectrum Disorder (also referred to as Autism) is an often misunderstood Neurodevelopmental Disorder that presents at an early developmental stage. Neurodevelopmental Disorders are defined as mental disorders that present in early development and are associated with social, academic/vocational, and physical impairments in functioning across settings […] Continue reading

What to Know About Autism Testing and Evaluations

By Dr. Irma Campos, Licensed Psychologist As a parent or individual seeking Autism testing, I know it can be a stressful process. There are often numerous questions about Autism testing and assessments and about next steps if there is an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder that needs to be diagnosed […] Continue reading