Pediatric Psychological Testing Services in Northern Illinois
Pediatric Psychological Testing Services in Sycamore offers a full range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and families. The goal of our multidisciplinary team is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and encouragement that will assist you in helping your child become a successful adult.
The clinic provides assessment and treatment for a range of developmental, behavioral, and emotional issues in children and adolescents, including:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Sleep disorders
- Anger management
- Behavior problems
- Learning disabilities
Pediatric Psychological Testing Services Team
Pediatric Psychological Testing Services has a multidisciplinary team of qualified healthcare providers to evaluate your child and provide an individualized care plan. Clinic team members include:
- Psychiatrist – provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
- Registered nurse—fulfills the role of team leader and case manager
- Pediatrician—provides medical consultation
- Licensed clinical psychologist—reviews information gathered in evaluations and consults on diagnoses
- Child’s teachers—provide useful information on behaviors at school
- School counselor/school psychologist/school nurse (if applicable)
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
- You and your child
Pediatric Psychological Testing Services provides comprehensive testing services for a variety of developmental, cognitive, and behavioral issues, including:
- Academic achievement
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral assessment
- Cognitive testing
- Developmental assessment
- Disruptive behavior/noncompliance
Assessment services begin with an initial intake appointment. In the assessment, you, your child, and the clinician will discuss:
- Relevant information about your child
- Concerns you have
- Questions you would like addressed during the evaluation
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) medications treat symptoms, but do not cure illnesses themselves. The goal of AD/HD medication is to reduce intensity and frequency of symptoms. Research supports that the best treatment for this disorder combines medication management with counseling therapy, if indicated.
Through medication management, your child’s physician monitors his or her response to medication, side effects, dangerous drug interactions, and complications.
Medication management visits are scheduled only if you choose to treat your child’s AD/HD symptoms with medication. In medication management:
- A nurse discusses symptoms, as well as any possible side effects from the medication
- Appointments typically last between 20-30 minutes
- In the beginning, follow-up appointments are more frequent in order to properly evaluate current status, response to treatment, and side effects
- Concerns are shared with the physician who will adjust medication type or dosage
- Once dosage is stabilized, usually within the first six months, appointments are required at least three times per year.