Diagnostic Services

At CAC, a licensed psychologist provides comprehensive developmental evaluations of children 0 to 12 years old. In such an evaluation, a concern for autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay or intellectual disability can be investigated and diagnosed, if appropriate. Standardized diagnostic tools, approved by insurance companies, are used.

How our Process Works

STEP 1: Screening

Screening

Our Family Liaison will call you to ask a few questions to evaluate whether we provide the services that can answer your concerns.

STEP 2: Insurance

Insurance

Your insurance company provides us with an authorization to evaluate your child.

STEP 3: Paperwork

Paperwork

Complete our intake packet giving us consent to evaluate your child and providing us with basic family information.

STEP 4: Intake

Intake

Complete a video intake of about 1 hour with our psychologist to understand your concerns in detail and to provide detailed information on STEP 5.

STEP 5: Assessment + Plan

Assessment + Plan

Complete one visit with the psychologist at our Temecula or San Diego locations for an in-depth assessment, feedback of the results and discussion of treatment plan.

Have a Question?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you are ready to schedule an appointment.

Meet our Diagnostician

Koenraad Van Braeckel, PhD.

License: PSY31225

Koen Van Braeckel, PhD, has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2012 and has been licensed in California since 2019. Koen is a key member of the transdisciplinary clinical diagnostic team at CAC. He is specialized in the assessment of infants and children with developmental, behavioral, learning and visual information processing concerns.

Prior to working at CAC, Koen was employed as a licensed clinical psychologist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Dr. Koen has extensive experience with clinical research of preterm born children, which resulted in over 30 international, peer-review publications. At CAC, he will use this expertise to set up clinical research into the impact of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-therapy on behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder.