Our Clinical Approach
We value the fact that every child is different. We know that every child’s goals will be different as well. We strive for solutions that make the best use of the child’s interests and abilities, that permit a child to work toward an objective, feel a sense of accomplishment, and expand the possibilities for the future. As such, when we talk with parents about their children for the first time, in addition to discussing the challenges they are facing, we ask: What is your child good at? What do you like about your child? What are your child’s strengths? These questions are not asked in an attempt to make a worried parent feel better. We hope to elicit information about the child’s strengths that will serve as the foundation for growth and development.
We treat children with issues that arise when a child faces challenges that are difficult to cope with. These problems often cause social, emotional, academic, and behavioral difficulties. Common challenges that children are facing include:
- Focusing attention
- Doing well in school
- Forming relationships
- Making friends
- Regulating behavior
- Functioning effectively
Brain-based disabilities not only interfere with the performance of specific tasks, they sometimes mask who a child really is. We work to overcome, circumvent, compensate for, and outwit social-emotional learning issues. Most of all, we strive to help the child on the path to establishing and enjoying an authentic sense of self and self-esteem.
Diagnoses We Typically Cover Through Assessment and Intervention:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Language Disorders
- Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
- Specific Learning Disorders (Reading, Math, and Writing Disorders)
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
- Executive Function Disorder
- Anxiety and Depression Disorders
- Tourette’s Syndrome
We also provide neuropsychological evaluations for children facing medical challenges such as:
- Pediatric Cancer
- Fragile X
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pediatric Concussion
Starting Early is Important
Parents who suspect their child may be showing signs of one of the neurobehavioral issues we address may hope or assume their child’s behavior is a phase that will pass. And indeed, not every small child who can talk for 45 minutes about a single subject has Autism, and not every extremely active child has ADHD.
However, when a constellation of symptoms appears that indicates a child may have a brain-based learning or behavior problem, it is best to begin intervention as soon as possible. Great improvements can result when a child is young and the brain is most able to adjust.
We are currently accepting new patients for neuropsychological assessments and speech/language services.
If you are a new or existing patient seeking services at RNBC in the area of neuropsychological assessment or speech/language services, please call us at: 847–933‑9339.
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