Evaluation- NJPNI offers comprehensive clinical assessments to aid with identifying your child’s strengths and areas of challenge. These comprehensive evaluations facilitate the development of informative and ideal treatment plans for each patient and their family
Autism evaluations can be for initial diagnosis or rule-out of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or to re-evaluate ASD. Autism evaluations use gold standard diagnostic instruments to provide the highest level of sensitivity and specificity in making the diagnosis of ASD. Autism evaluations may entail the use of assessment tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), adaptive behavior assessment, cognitive assessment, socio-emotional assessment, and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2).
Psychological evaluations are individualized comprehensive norm-based assessments that target an individual’s patterns of current functioning to better understand cognitive abilities/intelligence (IQ), socio-emotional functioning, behavior, and/or personality. In some instances academic achievement may be appropriate. Common referral questions may relate to concerns regarding learning, attention, social emotional development, and/or anxiety or mood disorders. Psychological testing may be utilized to better understand learning patterns, pathology impeding academic performance, or diagnostic comorbidity or overlap in a given patient.
Evaluations may entail: a clinical interview, intelligence testing, behavior rating scales, projective testing, computerized testing, and/or play based assessment.
NJPNI offers individual and family therapy for children and adolescents to target both challenges stemming from internalizing (e.g., anxiety, depression) and externalizing (e.g., disruptive behavior) symptoms. Every patient’s treatment plan is individualized based on the presenting problem, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches are often utilized. Parents and families are a critical component of the treatment process.
Other referral questions may include: parent management training, ADHD, stress management, life transitions, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and depression.
This workshop helps parents understand and respond to challenging behavior in their children, connect with parents experiencing similar struggles, and learn how to manage their own stress and parenting responses.
NOTICE: This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for a patient/physician relationship.
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NJPNI does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein. This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to the Acts, Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations part 80, 84, and 91.