What Is A Clinical Assessment?
A Clinical Assessment involves evaluating the individual for the purpose of determining what they may be struggling with. The assessment provides a detailed evaluation of the patient.
What Does a Clinical Assessment Do?
A clinical assessment is a way of diagnosing and planning treatment for a patient.
When Is A Clinical Assessment Needed?
Clinical Assessments are most often requested for minor children when a care providing adult (parent, teacher, physician) suspect and underlying psychological problem related to difficulties with problems at home and/or at school. Some of these difficulties include:
- Paying attention, focusing
- Remembering learned material
- Completing homework age appropriately
- Engaging with others (adults and peers) in pro social ways
- Adapting to transitions and changes
- Age appropriate emotional control
How Does A Clinical Assessment Help?
Some of the underlying psychological problems related to some of the difficulties listed above include:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD
- Processing or Learning Disability (LD)
- Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Childhood Depression and/or Anxiety Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Developmental Trauma