Autism Assessments (MIGDAS-2)

The Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum (MIGDAS-2) is a tool used in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The guidelines help clinicians gather information about the individual's developmental history, social interactions, communication skills, and behavior patterns. The Monteiro Interview Guidelines can aid in the diagnostic process by providing a structured approach to collecting relevant information and assessing for the presence of ASD symptoms.

  • Assessment (Adult)

    (5-6 hours hours)

    • Suitable for adults aged 18+
    • 2 hour interview based assessment via telehealth video
    • 3 hours to complete the report
    • Additional 1 hour to include a functional assessment (WHODASS) if required for NDIS
  • Assessment (16-17 years old)

    Coming soon.

When might you find value in a Autism Assessment, and what outcomes should you anticipate from having one completed?

Having a Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum assessment completed can lead to several outcomes, including:

  1. Diagnosis: The assessment can help confirm or rule out a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The structured nature of the interview allows clinicians to gather detailed information about the individual's behavior, communication, and social interactions, which are key criteria for diagnosing ASD.
  2. Treatment Planning: The information gathered from the assessment can help inform treatment planning. By understanding the individual's strengths, challenges, and specific needs, clinicians can develop tailored interventions to support their development and well-being.
  3. Educational Planning: For children, the assessment can provide valuable information for educational planning. It can help educators understand the child's learning style, communication preferences, and any additional support they may need in the classroom.
  4. Family Support: The assessment can also be valuable for families, as it can help them better understand their loved one's strengths and challenges. It can provide insight into why certain behaviors occur and how best to support the individual in daily life.
  5. Research and Advocacy: The data gathered from the assessment can contribute to research on ASD and help advocate for resources and support for individuals with ASD and their families.

Overall, completing a Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum assessment can lead to a better understanding of the individual's needs and abilities, which can ultimately improve their quality of life.