When your child or loved one is struggling, all you want to do is help. But it’s hard to know what to do. Maybe your child is having trouble talking, sitting up, walking or following instructions. They may find loud noises overwhelming, withdraw socially or have angry outbursts.
Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. Our experts evaluate individuals of all ages for autism, mental health, neuropsychology and pediatric therapy needs.
We approach all evaluations and treatment plans as collaborative, including caregivers, families, educators and the community. We tailor our treatment plans to the specific needs of each individual and family.
About a 1 to 2-hour assessment conducted without formal testing, including a follow-up appointment to review results and recommendations. Every person needs a valid diagnostic assessment before receiving services at Fraser. Individuals typically begin services after a completed assessment and feedback.
An appointment, or a series of appointments, providing specific diagnostic information using standardized tests and questionnaires. Therapists might refer people for psychological testing after a diagnostic assessment. People need a valid diagnostic assessment before receiving psychological testing.
A longer appointment that includes both the diagnostic assessment and psychological testing on the same day. Depending on the individual’s age (typically for clients up to age 4), team evaluation could also include speech and occupational therapists to provide a multi-disciplinary assessment of the child's skills and needs.
Usually referred by a physician, if a brain disorder or a neurodevelopmental disorder is suspected, like ADHD, language disorders, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. For children 6 and older. Measures intelligence, as well as attention, memory, fine-motor, visual-perceptual, problem-solving skills and emotional/behavioral adjustment. Therapists identify strengths and challenges and recommend educational and community resources to strengthen social, emotional and academic performance.
Addresses concerns related to sensory functioning, motor skills, self-care and adaptive skills. The appointment lasts about 60 minutes, and you’ll receive recommendations at the end of the appointment. These might include occupational therapy or other pediatric therapy or behavioral health evaluations.
Addresses concerns related to language use and understanding, communication, speech sounds and articulation, speech fluency and vocal quality. This appointment is typically 60 minutes, and recommendations are provided at the end. These might include occupational therapy or other pediatric therapy or behavioral health evaluations.
addresses concerns related to mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance and coordination. This appointment is typically 60 minutes, and recommendations are provided at the end. These might include occupational therapy or other pediatric therapy or behavioral health evaluations.
evaluates feeding issues, including oral motor and swallowing, sensory functioning, self-feeding skills and mealtime routines. This is typically a two-hour appointment and recommendations are provided at the end. Recommendations might include speech or occupational therapy focused on feeding skills or other pediatric therapy or behavioral health evaluations.