We use standardized screening tools at various ages of early childhood to aid in identifying children with potential developmental delays. Completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaires and the MCHAT-R Questionnaires is vital to your child’s care. In completing the questionnaires, this allows you to be an active participant in your child’s overall care. Discovering deficits in your child’s development allows us to provide additional resources for further evaluation and therapy to ensure your child reaches their full potential for development. The Ages and Stages Questionnaires screen and assess the developmental performance of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills.
Many teens face common issues of adolescence, such as peer pressure, academic expectations, family expectations and changing bodies. Children and teens express feelings of sadness in different ways than adults. Teen depression can affect a teen regardless of race, gender, social background, income level, school or other achievements. We use a standardized screening tool to assess our 12 years through 21 years of age for depression. Early detection leads to early intervention to provide our teens and young adults tools to manage their overall mental health from adolescence and beyond.