Autism Diagnostic Testing

Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Testing

We now offer autism diagnostic testing for children across several of our locations.

Dr. Jennifer Horn, PhD, HSPP

Dr. Jennifer Horn is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. Her clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and she have been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. She finds great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. Her special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.

She is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. Her mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child’s well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, she utilizes testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. She also works closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.

Dr. Jennifer Horn, PhD, HSPP

Dr. Jennifer Horn is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. Her clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and she have been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. She finds great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. Her special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.

She is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. Her mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child’s well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, she utilizes testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. She also works closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.

Dr Horn’s bio also needs linked someplace to her personal webpage – http://www.beaconindiana.com/index.html

Dr. Sam Meints PhD HSP 

Dr. Samantha Meints, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Boston, MA. Samantha is originally from Indiana where she earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University and her MS and PhD from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to starting graduate school, Samantha was a behavior technician at Bierman. She has rejoined the team here in Boston and will be providing mental health services to support our parents and families. She will provide individual, group, and family therapy for parents and siblings of our kiddos. These services will be tailored to meet the needs of our families and will broadly focus on helping parents cope with their child’s diagnosis and improve the quality of life for their families. Samantha will also be providing diagnostic assessments in New England. In addition to her work at Bierman, Samantha conducts research and sees patients with chronic pain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Suffolk University. In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing and coaching softball, watching sports, and traveling.

Dr. Sam Meints PhD HSP 

Dr. Samantha Meints, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Boston, MA. Samantha is originally from Indiana where she earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University and her MS and PhD from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to starting graduate school, Samantha was a behavior technician at Bierman. She has rejoined the team here in Boston and will be providing mental health services to support our parents and families. She will provide individual, group, and family therapy for parents and siblings of our kiddos. These services will be tailored to meet the needs of our families and will broadly focus on helping parents cope with their child’s diagnosis and improve the quality of life for their families. Samantha will also be providing diagnostic assessments in New England. In addition to her work at Bierman, Samantha conducts research and sees patients with chronic pain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Suffolk University. In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing and coaching softball, watching sports, and traveling.

Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Testing

We now offer autism diagnostic testing for children across several of our locations.

Autism Diagnosis

A growing body of research supports the value of obtaining an autism evaluation and beginning treatment as early as possible. With early detection and diagnosis, children with autism can begin receiving treatments, which have been shown to make a significant impact on a child’s life and development. While all children should be monitored for symptoms of autism, it takes a series of scientifically-based, standardized assessment tools administered by a trained professional to make a diagnosis.

Coordinated Care

Having your child tested for autism at Bierman ABA leads to more comprehensive, accessible, coordinated and child-centered treatment. When your child receives evaluation for diagnosis at Bierman ABA, information from the diagnostic report is shared with your child’s behavior analyst to create a unique treatment plan. Bierman ABA provides the unique opportunity to connect diagnosis and treatment, creating a comprehensive care plan that coordinates your child’s needs across a complex healthcare system.

Autism Diagnosis

A growing body of research supports the value of obtaining an autism evaluation and beginning treatment as early as possible. With early detection and diagnosis, children with autism can begin receiving treatments, which have been shown to make a significant impact on a child’s life and development. While all children should be monitored for symptoms of autism, it takes a series of scientifically-based, standardized assessment tools administered by a trained professional to make a diagnosis.

Coordinated Care

Having your child tested for autism at Bierman ABA leads to more comprehensive, accessible, coordinated and child-centered treatment. When your child receives evaluation for diagnosis at Bierman ABA, information from the diagnostic report is shared with your child’s behavior analyst to create a unique treatment plan. Bierman ABA provides the unique opportunity to connect diagnosis and treatment, creating a comprehensive care plan that coordinates your child’s needs across a complex healthcare system.

Scheduling is Easy!

Call us with concerns

Make a phone call to our Client Intake Team, who will discuss your concerns about your child with you, as well as ask a few preliminary questions to determine eligibility and prepare time for you.

Come in for your test

There will be a few components to your evaluation, including a parent interview using the M-CHAT tool and then scheduled testing with the child using assessments such as the ADOS, CARS etc.

Get Test Results Quickly

You and your family will recieve testing results quickly, usually within 1-2 weeks following your scheduled testing, and our Client Intake Director can help you with resources following your testing.

Scheduling is Easy!

Call us with concerns

Make a phone call to our Client Intake Team, who will discuss your concerns about your child with you, as well as ask a few preliminary questions to determine eligibility and prepare time for you.

Come in for your test

There will be a few components to your evaluation, including a parent interview using the M-CHAT tool and then scheduled testing with the child using assessments such as the ADOS, CARS etc.

Get Test Results Quickly

You and your family will recieve testing results quickly, usually within 1-2 weeks following your scheduled testing, and our Client Intake Director can help you with resources following your testing.