Parents are usually the first to notice emotional or behavioral problems that their child is facing. A first step is often to speak with your child’s pediatrician or teacher. They can be a good sounding board and resource for finding a qualified Minnesota Licensed Psychologist who is experienced with child assessment. Severe issues with school or social activities are commonly sighted as catalysts for behavior testing. There are many more reasons for moving forward with a Youth Psychological Evaluation at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy.
Reasons For Youth Psychological Evaluation
Some reasons that children and adolescents need Youth Evaluations, Child Assessments or Behavior Testing by a Licensed Minnesota Psychologist include those listed below.
- Parents or school suspects a Learning Disorder, Communication Disorder, Motor Skills Disorder, ADD or ADHD, Developmental Delays, Autism, Mental Health Disorders or Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Determining a psychiatric diagnosis such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Anxiety Disorder
- Court intervention for child custody, divorce, behavioral issues or following a traumatic event
- Worry from parents or teachers that a child may harm themselves or others
- Suspected chemical or alcohol abuse
Youth Evaluation Process
Evaluations are conducted by a highly trained Psychologist who is licensed by the State of Minnesota. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy our Licensed Minnesota Psychologists utilize a non-intimidating approach that helps the child to be at ease and comfortable with the process. Our findings and diagnosis can be of help in understanding behaviors, actions and patterns. We can put together a treatment recommendation to aid with overcoming troubling issues.
The evaluation process often begins with a questionnaire that is filled out by the family. This packet asks for information regarding family information, where the child goes to school and description of the problems that prompted an evaluation. Any past child assessments, medical history or records of child development are usually requested. Family history and any past or present stressers should be included. An older adolescent or teen will have a separate questionnaire to be completed by them.
Experienced Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy has highly trained Minnesota Licensed Psychologists with 35 years of experience in youth evaluations. We create a safe and non-intimidating atmosphere where children and families can be comfortable during the Child Assessment or Behavior Testing process.
Call or email The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy – today at 763-572-2326, 1-877-527-2326 or email at