Resources for your family’s mental health.
Referral for a Pediatric Neurological Examination consists of an assessment by a pediatric neurologist of the cranial nerves, the motor systems, the sensory abilities, the muscular stretch reflexes and the primitive reflexes.
Because the infant’s development is complex and multi-dimensional i.e. physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and familial, the neurologist performs a comprehensive clinical examination and obtains corroborative information from the parents, family members, and other relevant sources e.g. school, pediatrician
Referral for a Neuropsychological Assessment has applicability to children and adults with learning and attentional disorders, brain injuries and behavioral problems. The neuropsychologist administers testing and the results provide information on cognitive functioning and deficits as they relate to brain function and behavior.
The major questions usually concern the impairment(s) and their influence(s) on school/work performance and behavior
Referral for Psychological Testing is used to measure the basic capacities of children and adults such as intellectual functioning or IQ, language development and neurological integrity. Typically, a psychologist administers testing over the course of 1 or more sessions.
Projective tests assess emotional organization and personality
My private practice provides different levels of patient education materials to meet the varying information needs of patients. “The Basics” are short (1 to 3 page) articles written in plain language. They answer the 4 or 5 most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. “Beyond the Basics” articles are 5 to 10 pages long and contain more detail
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Practice Parameters are clinical practice guidelines to encourage best practices in child mental health (offered at NO COST while visiting AACAP.org).
AACAP partners with our members in advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels to improve policies and services for children and adolescents with mental illness
American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Practice Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Mental health is an essential part of overall health and well-being. Wellness is more than an absence of disease; it involves complete general, mental, and social well-being.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI.org) was formed by parents of persons with mental illness.
Parents of NAMI provide support for each other by sharing feelings, coping resources, information and friendship. In addition, the NAMI Organization attempts to improve the delivery system of care and treatment of their loved ones.
In 1992, due to the inter-related and escalating problems between drug use, crime and the spread of HIV, the treatment and prevention services for drugs, alcohol and mental health were reconstituted as a new agency. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA.gov)