Evaluations

Evaluations

Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team (A.S.E.T.)
Interdisciplinary Evaluation Clinic

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which impacts communication, socialization, and behavior. Some children display signs of autism at a very early age. We will see children at the age of first concerns; children who show developmental delays and symptoms characteristic of an autism spectrum disorder.

We conduct interdisciplinary evaluations, utilizing evidence based measures, allowing for multiple providers to spend time with the family and patient. This in turn allows us to provide a comprehensive evaluation of overall development and medical needs and offer families extensive treatment recommendations and guidance.

Interdisciplinary teams may include a medical provider, psychologist, speech and language pathologist, and other professionals depending on patient needs. Evaluations consist of:

  • Diagnostic interview with psychologist
  • ADOS (social/play based assessment)
  • Speech and language evaluation
  • Consult with needed medical providers
  • Feedback and recommendations

A comprehensive evaluation report which includes treatment recommendations and referrals to community resources.

Arrange an Evaluation
To arrange an evaluation, please contact the Center for Autism at 216.448.6440.

Lerner School for Autism

Lerner School for Autism

Program Description

Our chartered non-public school, certified by the Ohio Department of Education, serves students from the age of first diagnosis to 22 years. Licensed special educators, behavior analysts, speech/language pathologists and classroom behavior therapists have intensive training and experience in ABA. Parent training, observations and home visits are integral components of both of our programs.

Early Childhood l Program

An intensive full-day, year-round, center-based behavioral service for children 1 to 5 years of age. Tailored instruction focuses on development of skills across the domains of language and communication, socialization, play, adaptive behavior and toilet training.

School-Age Program

An intensive full-day, year-round, center-based behavioral program. Tailored instruction focuses on communication, socialization, academics, adaptive behavior, vocational preparation and transitional services. Applying skills in community settings is emphasized.

Staffing

With over 100 staff, the multi-disciplinary team at the Lerner school is comprised of:

  • Psychologists
  • BCBAs
  • Teachers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Classroom Behavioral Therapists

Tours

We offer free public tours which include an overview of our outreach and consultation services, a walkthrough of the Lerner School for Autism classrooms, as well as our dedicated clinical and research areas.

To schedule a tour call 216.448.6440. Our tours are for informational purposes only and not medical or clinical consultation.

If you are interested in scheduling an individual consultation or assessment, please call 216.448.6440.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Therapy

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism offers multiple outpatient therapies across our three locations and in-home. All our therapists are trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and use behavioral techniques in therapy.

Clinical Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Individualized ABA treatment (behavior therapy) is provided to children with ASD with a strong component of parent training. Focused ABA treatment plans target the development of specific skills across areas including socialization, play, adaptive behavior and language, with an emphasis on communication skills. Services will be provided using a tiered delivery model. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will design and supervise treatment goals and oversee Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) in working directly with the client.

Outpatient Speech/Language Therapy

The Center for Autism’s outpatient speech department specializes in providing children with ASD speech/language evaluations, individual therapy and small group therapy. All speech/language pathologists are trained in the principles of ABA.

Available locations:

More Information

For more information about outpatient services at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism, 216.448.6440.