Autism Assessment

Mary Ann Coulter, M.A.

Psychologist

1376 Bank Street, Suite 209

Ottawa, ON  K1H 7Y3

613-809-0277

maryann.coulter@coulterpsychology.com

Coulter Psychology

Our Team

Stephanie Desson

M.A., RP(Q)

Assessments of Autism Spectrum Disorder encompass all components of a psycho-educational assessment but also include the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the assessment of pragmatic and social communication skills. The ADOS-2 is a semistructured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. By observing and coding these behaviors, information that informs diagnosis, intervention, treatment planning, and educational placement can be obtained. It can be administered across ages, from toddlers to adults.