Smart Center Counseling performs comprehensive assessments and evaluations for a wide range of psychological and behavioral issues for children of all ages. Our center believes in taking a ‘whole person approach’ with assessments and diagnoses by interviewing the child’s caregivers to learn about their developmental history and academic history. Smart Center Counseling conducts a full battery of testing, not just a screening tool, and provides a comprehensive report with recommendations and referral options for next steps. The number of sessions for the type of testing is based upon the child’s progress. Typically, the sessions begin with an hour-long clinical interview with the child’s caregiver. After the clinical interview, the number of sessions can range from anywhere between 1 to 6 sessions; this is dependent on the needs of the child and the information gathered during the testing period.
It’s common for children to receive testing services if they have difficulties with:
Attention and Focus
Staying on Task
Learning sounds and letter names
Transitions or changes
Developmental / Early childhood
Gifted Program Evaluations
Private School Admission
Smart Center Counseling offers testing to help families identify and solve problems that may be impeding a child’s development.
Smart Center Counseling provides effective and evidence-based assessments and treatment recommendations for individuals who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Smart Center Counseling performs comprehensive evaluations to better understand the person’s functioning, build upon their strengths and provide them with the appropriate supports. At Smart Center Counseling we utilize the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) as well as the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) which are considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosing Autism. The ASD testing consists of two sessions: 1) Session One is a three hour interview with the client’s caregiver (specifically someone who is able to provide information about the client’s first, 5 years of development), 2) Session Two is an hour long assessment with the child/adolescent. At the conclusion of the testing, the evaluator will develop a comprehensive report based upon the findings from the testing period. The evaluator will schedule a feedback session with the caregiver and the client which will review the results of the testing, diagnostic information, and specific-individualized recommendations that will provide the child/adolescent with the most effective strategies and resources for support.