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Bierman Autism Screening: A Journey to Empowerment

Unraveling the World of Autism with Bierman

At Bierman, we see the beauty and potential in every child’s unique way of thinking. We believe that by truly understanding and embracing these differences, we can pave the way for a future full of growth, understanding, and achievement. An autism diagnosis, in our view, isn’t just a label—it’s the start of a journey. A journey where we’ll be with you every step of the way, lighting the path toward positive change and endless possibilities.

The Significance of Early Autism Screening

The early chapters of a child’s life can define the narrative of their development. Our commitment to early autism screening is rooted in extensive research, emphasizing the profound impact of early diagnosis and intervention. With Bierman by your side, your child will harness the benefits of intensive learning interventions during a crucial phase of brain development, establishing a resilient foundation that propels their learning and behavior across life’s spectrum.

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Navigating the Bierman Autism Screening Experience

Engage with our specialized Client Intake Team by dialing (888)-401-6823 or reaching out via We’re here to assist you in understanding eligibility and determining the perfect slot for your child’s assessment.

The Comprehensive Diagnostic Process:

  • Collaborative Conversations: We have an in-depth conversation about your child’s current strengths and needs to ensure we gain a holistic understanding of their world.
  • Tailored Child Assessment: Bierman’s experts wield a range of gold-standard screening tools, such as ADOS-2 and CARS, calibrating the assessment based on your child’s age, capabilities, and unique needs.

Insights and the Path Forward:

Transparency and understanding are cornerstones of our approach. We’ll follow-up 1-2 weeks after your screening tests, you’ll be equipped with a comprehensive diagnostic report. But we don’t stop there. Our dedicated team will walk you through every detail, crafting a roadmap to ensure your child’s potential is fully realized.

The Bierman Promise: Precision in Diagnostics

Harnessing the power of ADOS-2, the gold standard in Autism Diagnostic Tools, Bierman promises unparalleled diagnostic precision. Our seasoned diagnosticians work hand in hand with families, ensuring that each diagnosis not only captures a child’s needs but also serves as a catalyst for a comprehensive, child-centric treatment strategy.

Upon evaluation at Bierman, the diagnostic insights are meticulously integrated into a custom treatment plan with our clinicians. Our pioneering approach seamlessly connects diagnosis with treatment, delivering a continuum of care that resonates with your child’s evolving requirements.

Your Trusted Autism Care Ally Across the Nation

Recognizing the growing demand for specialized autism tests and screening services, Bierman has unfurled its wings across seven states: AZ, IN, MA, NC, NJ, OH, and RI. Our dedicated intake team is committed to simplifying your journey, collaborating with insurance providers, and ensuring the assessment process is as streamlined as possible.

Walking Beside You: Bierman’s Holistic Approach

We believe every child is unique, and that’s why we tailor our approach to fit each child’s development needs. Through our early intervention services, we harness the power of play-based and naturalistic teaching. This not only makes learning fun but ensures that it aligns with each child’s natural curiosity and pace. By crafting personalized paths for every little learner, we aim to nurture their innate potential and passion, turning them into life-long learners who embrace knowledge and growth throughout their journey.

Hear From Our Experts

“Family members often approach us during the most challenging junctures of their lives. However, it’s vital for them to know that they’re not navigating this journey alone. At Bierman, we operate as an integrated unit, fervently collaborating with caregivers and envisioning a brighter, more fulfilling future for all our children.” – A Senior Behavior Analyst at Bierman.

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Embark on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and growth. With Bierman as your partner, every step is a stride toward a brighter horizon. Let’s begin this journey together.

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A Personalized Approach to ABA Therapy: Adapting to Every Child's Unique Needs goals.

At Bierman, we specialize in ABA therapy services tailored to help your child refine behaviors, master new capabilities, and achieve significant milestones. Central to our approach is naturalistic teaching, a strategy that integrates learning within playful activities. We are steadfast in our belief that children are always right – and if they are not learning, we adapt to them. We ensure children are progressing and developing skills through our proprietary data measurement system. Ultimately, we seek to create lifelong learners and long-term success.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is centered around the examination and interpretation of behavior in its natural context. Utilizing this scientifically validated best practice standard, we develop 1:1 programs intended to diminish challenging behaviors while enhancing socially valuable skills. To maximize outcomes, each child’s ABA therapy program is individually crafted and employs data-driven decisions to ensure personalized learning.

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Our Experts

Getting your child screened for autism at Bierman Autism Centers paves the way for a more holistic, accessible, and synchronized approach centered around the child. When your child undergoes a formal diagnosis during early childhood at Bierman, the insights gleaned from the diagnostic report are shared with your child's behavior analyst to craft a tailored treatment plan. Bierman facilitates a rare chance to bridge diagnosis and treatment, culminating in a well-rounded care plan that navigates your child’s requirements through a multifaceted healthcare network.

Child Psychologist

Dr. Catherine Lark, PhD

Dr. Catherine Lark, Ph.D. NJ Psychologist (#6692), is dedicated to bridging the gap between assessment and treatment services for children with developmental disabilities. In addition to providing diagnostic evaluations for children suspected of autism, Catherine also specializes in providing parent training support as well as implementing applied behavior analytic services.

Catherine graduated with her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Louisiana State University with an emphasis in ABA. She then completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia, with a focus on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior and the early intervention for significant language delays in children with autism and developmental disabilities. She recently moved to New Jersey after working as a licensed psychologist and doctoral behavior analyst in Louisiana for 3 years. In her free time, Catherine enjoys fostering animals, finding new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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