Gifted Child Assessment

Is my child gifted? Parents, friends, teachers, or doctors are usually the first to notice a child’s rapid development, intelligence, skills, or abilities. Gifted or very able children need to be identified so that their intellectual, social, and emotional needs can be met and not stifled. It is easy to destroy a gifted child’s self-esteem … Read more

Learning Disabilities Assessment

Does my child have learning disabilities? Learning disabilities are common – as many as 1 out of 5 people in the U.S. has a learning disability. Learning disabilities need to be identified early in school since school requires children to focus in reading, writing, math, listening, speaking, and reasoning – the very things children with … 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