Child & Adolescent Assessment
Children and adolescents can have learning, behavioural, and emotional problems that make it challenging for them to be successful in the world. This assessment service is oriented to getting to the root of these problems that are impeding successful performance often in school, or in interaction with family of peers. Unless a problem is accurately assessed and documented, a satisfactory plan of action cannot be developed to address the issues. After determining the core issues, a treatment or care plan of action is developed to outline steps that can be taken to get the individual back on course. The development of this care plan or plan of action may involve consultation with a family physician, teacher or family therapist.
For young children, this type of assessment is more difficult as it requires that they tolerate wearing a QEEG cap for approximately half an hour. In those who can tolerate this, neurotherapy can be effective in improving performance.
Attention Deficit Disorder & Learning Disabilities
You may benefit from an assessment for attention deficit or learning disability if you have experienced any of the following:
- short attention span when you are doing regular, routine tasks.
- you are easily distracted by sounds and sights around you – you may even be sensitive to the feel of your clothes against your skin.
- you have trouble stopping something before you are finished even though you know you need to move on to something else.
- you have difficulty getting places on time even though you were ready ahead of time – you are chronically late.
- your personal space such as your bedroom, office or desk, around you is messy or disorganised – or if it is neat on the outside, your drawers and closets hide the mess.
- you take a haphazard approach to projects and often get sidetracked onto a detail before completion.
- you live from problem to problem or crisis to crisis or lack long-term goals for your life.
- you have difficulty with follow-through.
- your school assignments aren’t turned in.
- you put off chores at home or don’t do them at all.
- reports or paperwork are not turned in when due.
- you pay bills late even when you have the money to pay.
- you don’t seem able to follow up on promises to friends and family even when your intentions are good.
- you have difficulty learning new things and no plan to manage this problem.
- you have had previous medical and/or psychological evaluations for these difficulties, but not had success in getting to the root of the problem or finding an effective plan to manage them better.
A QEEG evaluation may provide important information about the functional status of the brain regarding attention and learning, as well as provide treatment options via neurotherapy.