Autism Diagnostics | Autism Diagnostics

Autism Diagnostics

Skill Assessments

Trinity Health provides gold standard testing with a multidisciplinary team, including Kelsey Schiele MS, SLP, Shana Guilbert, Psy.D. and Krystal Butgereit, MOT, OTR/L. Testing includes Autism Diagnostic Interview, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, cognitive and adaptive skill assessments, speech and language skills, and developmental and sensory processing skill assessments.

The following are "red flags" that may indicate your child is at risk for having Autism. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, please don’t delay in pursuing an evaluation.
  • No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months
  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months
  • Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age
Kelsey Schiele, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Minot native who received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in 2016. Following graduation, Kelsey joined Trinity Health in June of 2016. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the North Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Working with children is a passion for Kelsey, and her professional interests currently include language disorders, aural rehabilitation, and fluency disorders. She enjoys working closely with patients and families to best support their individual communication needs.
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Shana D. Guilbert, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Guilbert is specially trained to provide psychological testing, therapy and treatment for children and adolescents. She has specialized training in evaluating and testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Testing and treatment is also provided for diagnoses such as ADHD, PT/SD, depression, bipolar disorder, and conduct based disorders.
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Krystal Butgereit, MOT, OTR/L has 11+ years of experience evaluating and providing intervention services for children with ASD. Krystal has been instrumental in the establishment of “Autism Swims”, a swimming lesson program provided specifically for children with Autism, through a partnership with the Minot Family YMCA. She has continued her education in the areas of sensory integration and Autism diagnostics/intervention and has experience with educating therapists, parents, caregivers, and other professionals regarding the various characteristics and treatment options related to ASD.
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