Assessments are used in order to better understand your child's specific strengths and weaknesses in order to develop appropriate strategies to help them succeed. Therefore, part of each assessment includes a thorough initial interview (i.e. intake) to better understand the specific concerns you have and your goals for the evaluation. Our clinicians then tailor the assessment to address these concerns, which may include evaluation of cognitive, academic, developmental, and/or emotional functioning.
If there are questions about your child’s cognitive functioning or behavior at school – or even his or her academic potential, psycho-educational testing may be in order. This testing process can help offer recommendations to school administrators and teachers to help improve that individual’s cognitive and behavioral functioning and overall success. Psycho-educational is often combined with other neuropsychological testing to get a comprehensive understanding and intervention plan for your child.
Neuropsychology is a specialty that assesses how brain functions impact learning, behavior, and other skills. Neuropsychological evaluations take a comprehensive look at your child's cognitive abilities, including reasoning, memory, attention, executive functions, and language, among others. Additionally, the evaluation includes assessment of social, emotional, and medical factors that may influence your child's daily life. The goal of a neuropsychological evaluation is to better understand your child's unique set of strengths and challenges, in order to develop individualized treatment and/or educational plans that promote your child's success and healthy development. Neuropsychological testing if often combined with other psycho-educational testing to get a comprehensive understanding and intervention plan for your child.
Developmental evaluations focus on early childhood development and related skills, including early motor and language development, social skills, and development of self-help skills. Since young children often vary in the age at which they develop certain skills, many parents wonder whether their child’s developmental milestones are within the expected range, or whether there are developmental delays that require additional support. Therefore, the purpose of the developmental evaluation is to sort out complex developmental questions, determine whether there are specific areas of concern regarding your child’s development, and construct an intervention plan that will help your child reach their full potential.
If you have questions concerning your child’s emotional functioning and his or her ability to cope to the extent that you feel the child may harm himself or others, a psychological evaluation may be appropriate. Areas to consider might be anxiety, depression, or disruptions in normal mood and behavioral patterns.
There are times when therapeutic efforts among couples are unsuccessful, and parents who are no longer together are unable to solve issues of child sharing or custody. In that event CHPP works closely with parents, attorneys, and when necessary, the court system to support a child-centered resolution.
Our approach is child-centered first and foremost. We look closely at the child’s strengths, vulnerabilities, temperament and cognitive style to determine his or her optimal shared living arrangements. We then integrate the child/adolescent information with relevant parent data to identity an ideal goodness-of-fit.