Assessment and Evaluation for Your Child

By Eleanor Harrison, PhD What does it mean to have a psychological evaluation or an educational assessment done on your child? I often get calls about neuropsychological assessments or psychological assessments or just “what’s wrong with my child?” assessments. I hope to clarify the differences in this article so parents can make better decisions about how to get help for a child who is struggling. Maybe you’ve noticed your child is struggling in school. This can look a number of differe...
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Does My Child Need ADHD Testing?

By Eleanor Harrison, PhD I get many phone calls from parents who want ADHD testing for their child. Often, the child is doing poorly in school, displaying behavior problems, or is having difficulty with friendships. Sometimes, a teacher, friend, or relative has suggested the child may have ADHD. A sibling or parent might have recently been diagnosed with ADHD. So when is it a good idea to pursue an ADHD evaluation? ADHD was the diagnosis of the day not long ago. It seemed that many child...
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