Psychodiagnostic Assessment for Young Children
Assessment can be helpful as a first step in seeking help, in order to better guide treatment. It can also be helpful for children who have already been in treatment, but are having limited improvement in therapy.
Assessment may include the following components:
Interview with the child's primary caregiver(s)
Completion of questionnaire measures
Observation of the child playing or interacting with their primary caregiver(s)
Observation of the child at school/daycare and/or consultation with school/daycare providers, if applicable
Interview with the child, if applicable (e.g., children with strong language skills)
Consultation with current therapist for those already engaged in therapy
After the evaluation is complete, we will have a feedback session where we discuss how best to understand your child's current challenges, and any diagnoses that may apply. I will share recommendations for strategies that may be helpful to implement at home, as well as recommendations for treatment. You will be provided with a written report that includes diagnoses and recommendations.
Please note that while I do routinely screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), I do not provide formal ASD testing. If concern is raised for ASD during your child's assessment, I will refer you to another clinic for that portion of the evaluation.