New Oakland Child-Adolescent and Family Center
FACE to FACE ADD / ADHD Assessment
This program provides a comprehensive and practical approach that directs frustrated children, parents and educators to understand where the individual's impediments to learning occur. It's accomplished through psychological testing and observation of the individual by the milieu staff.
Does my child need ADD/ADHD assessment?Most children have moments where they do something impulsive, such as blurt out something they didn't mean to say, or lose interest in one task and switch to another before completing the first. Children can also be forgetful and disorganized, especially if they are under a great deal of stress. As a parent, knowing when to have a child evaluated can be difficult to determine. Some questions to consider when deciding whether or not to seek an evaluation include:
- Do these behaviors occur more often than in other children of the same age?
- Are these behaviors a continuous problem, rather than a response to a temporary situation?
- Do the behaviors occur in several settings or only in one place, like the playground or the schoolroom?
Although there is no single definitive test for ADD/ADHD, there are similar symptoms. Since other conditions, i.e., mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and disorders of childhood, are found to frequently co-exist with ADD/ADHD, treatment of ADD/ADHD must occur in the form of a comprehensive assessment. The FACE to FACE ADD/ADHD Assessment is a comprehensive and practical approach. By way of the FACE to FACE therapeutic day milieu, children are provided a comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment and evaluation. These observations coupled with individual and family testimony help yield a child's true distractibility and issues of attentiveness. The FACE to FACE ADD/ADHD Assessment usually takes 3 days and then provides a concise, comprehensive foundation for moving forward with ADD/ADHD treatment plans.
Other Age Groups
The New Oakland Child-Adolescent and Family Center does specialize in exactly what the name implies: the care and treatment of children, teens and their families. But our extensive staff of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and many types of clinicians that work with them have experience in dealing with problems associated with all age groups. For example, the Infant-Toddler FACE to FACE Developmental Assessment is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-centered process designed to identify children from birth to four years of age who are developmentally at risk. This FACE to FACE approach is an integrated process that includes a complete Developmental Profile. A complete review of health, family, and emotional/social factors that influence the child's development are considered throughout the assessment process. Parents are partners in all aspects of the assessment.
The FACE to FACE approach applies to adults, geriatrics and their families as well.