The evaluation for children (4 years old +) and adolescents is designed to identify or rule-out attention, anxiety, or mood disorders and is completed during three 50-minute sessions.
- Clinical interview with the child or adolescent’s family
- Review of the individual’s medical and family history
- Review of psychosocial history
- Consideration of all possible diagnoses including ADD/ADHD, adjustment, anxiety, behavior, conduct, and mood disorders
- Consideration of possible co-existing disorders
- At the end of this first session, the family will be provided checklists to be completed by the child/teen’s teachers
- Clinical interview with the child or adolescent
- Interpretation of observations obtained through teacher behavior ratings and other school information
- Discussion of educator concerns with the family
- Family and individual education about the diagnosis
- Discussion of a management plan to address the individual’s specific needs
After the evaluation is completed, we prepare a written summary and recommendations unique to the strengths and needs of your individual child or teenager.
Collaboration and follow-up with the child or adolescent’s physician, educators, and family is available if needed to monitor effectiveness of management.