Sexual Child Abuse Assessment

Is this child a victim of sexual abuse? Unlike physical abuse, there are often no obvious outward signs of child sexual abuse. However, the long-term emotional and psychological damage of sexual abuse can be devastating to the child. A sexually abused child can develop a number of disturbing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Some sexually abused … Read more

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessment

Does my child have ADHD? When children have problems at school with attention span, distraction, sitting still, or impulsive behaviors, the first suggestion is that they may have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADD (attention deficit disorder) is an older term that is no longer used by professionals. It was the diagnosis used for ADHD … Read more

Bullied Child Assessment

Is my child being bullied? Nearly half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years and 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Bullies often choose children who are passive, easily intimidated, or have few friends. Victims are often smaller or younger and have a hard time defending themselves. Bullying interferes … Read more

Childhood Asthma Assessment

Does my child have asthma? Chronic asthma is the most common long-term children’s disease, affecting about 1-2% of children. Some people only display one symptom such as coughing or wheezing after exercise, or persistent coughing at night. Although these one symptom cases may not be chronic asthma, 15-20% of all children will have non-chronic asthma … Read more

Childhood Bipolar Disorder Assessment

Does my child have Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder is one of the most misunderstood disorders in children (may also be called ‘early-onset Bipolar Disorder’). Many children who have Bipolar Disorder are misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), since typical adult Bipolar symptoms are applied to the child. Much more is known now about Bipolar Disorder … Read more

Child Bully Assessment

Is my child a bully? The Stop Bullying Now campaign defines bullying as ‘aggressive behavior that is intentional, repeated over time, and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself’. Also, 15-20% of children who are bullied say they sometimes bully others. … Read more