Assessments may be done for a number of reasons.
It can assist other professionals such as developmental pediatricians, doctors, and/or therapists in arriving at a more accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of the patient.
It can help schools and teachers understand their students better and resultantly, come up with better and more creative learning strategies.
It can help parents and family members understand what is happening to the affected person and how they can work together to find solutions.
It can help individuals understand themselves.