All children develop at their own pace and respond to the world around them in different ways, but the psychology services for children at PediaPlex Child Development Center can help them to do so more effectively. Our multidisciplinary team works not just with children with autism, but also those who have learning disabilities, mental health disorders, developmental delays, sensory-motor issues, ADHD and much more. We offer a wide range of behavioral health and medical evaluations to target your child’s individual strengths and areas of need, and then create a customized treatment plan to address these issues. Psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, diagnosticians, counselors, and social workers all collaborate to provide the highest quality and most effective care for your child.
Child Psychological Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment
Whether you are concerned because your child is struggling in school, displaying poor behavior, having trouble focusing, or doesn’t seem to be on pace with their peers, our psychology services for children at PediaPlex can provide you with the answers you seek, and a plan for how to address these challenges.
Through a range of diagnostic testing and coordination of assessments with teachers, day care providers, and pediatricians, and your input as a parent, we build a comprehensive understanding of your child’s needs. Our team of professionals can diagnose conditions such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. We will not only work with your child to manage these challenges and improve their abilities, but can also help you put in place the proper supports to help them excel in school and at home. With the proper diagnosis and treatment plan, your child can maximize their potential and reach for their dreams. Early diagnosis and intervention can equip children with the support they need from a young age and help reduce escalation of issues.
If your child has difficulty focusing, paying attention and controlling their impulsivity, it can certainly affect their performance at school and social interactions. Through in-depth, multi-modal ADD/ADHD evaluations, we can determine the extent to which it affects their daily life, and help you to determine what form of treatment and intervention would work best. Medication may be an option, but only after we have a full understanding of the range of problems your child is experiencing.
Difficulties with reading can be a result of dyslexia because the brain has trouble making connections between letters and the sounds they make. Things can be jumbled up or take longer to decode, which can be frustrating for children and delay their reading and comprehension skills. Dyslexia testing uses numerous assessments to evaluate language and reading skills. There are many strategies children can use to help them overcome dyslexia, improve their learning ability, and find more enjoyment in reading.
Kindergarten is a big step in your child’s education, and you want to make sure they are prepared to make this transition and be successful. PediaPlex’s kindergarten readiness assessments can be conducted in our clinic or at your child’s preschool to evaluate their cognitive abilities, attention capacities and pre-academic abilities. With this knowledge in hand, you can help them get started on the right foot and implement support early on if needed to enhance their learning abilities.
Birth through age 8 are critical years in your child’s development, and developmental testing can identify any areas of weakness. Our multidisciplinary team tests children up to age 5 in areas such as cognition, perceptual fine motor skills, physical development, social skills, oral motor function, language development and feeding. Once your child’s functional levels are determined, our therapists can work on communication, appropriate interactions with friends, social-emotional skills, sensory responses and school readiness.
Neuropsychological evaluations are used to assess cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic and executive functioning. All of these areas relate to your child’s intellectual development, any developmental delays, social disabilities, academic learning issues and problems with attention, memory, behavior and emotional functioning. A variety of assessments help the psychologist to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses, after which they can implement individualized treatment plans to address these issues and support your child’s growth and development.
All parents want their children to be successful in school, and educational evaluations can help you to better understand their preferred learning styles and identify learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. Results from an education evaluation can enable your child to receive appropriate accommodations for testing as well as a variety of academic support services. Standardized testing as well as input from parents and teachers are used to evaluate your child’s strengths and areas in need of reinforcement to produce a complete learning profile.
College Accommodations Test
Did you know that if your child received accommodations during their K-12 education, they may also be able to receive appropriate accommodations in college as well? If your child has a documented disability that affects their ability to learn and partake in standardized testing, PediaPlex can conduct a college accommodations test and provide a report that verifies their qualifications and need. Help your college student to perform to the best of their ability by equipping them with the support they need.
In addition, PediaPlex offers a variety of other services to support your child’s development and assist them in becoming as independent and fully functional as possible. Your child may only need one or two services, or they may benefit from the comprehensive care of several services. Our team of professionals work together with you and your child to determine what is in their best interest and what will provide optimal results. Other complementary services that pair well with psychology services for children at PediaPlex Child Development Center include:
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Developmental Services
- Services for Children with Autism
- Child & Family Behavioral Services
- Feeding Services
To better understand your child’s needs and how PediaPlex can help, fill out our patient intake form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your concerns. PediaPlex provides a comprehensive array of services all in one convenient location.