Every child's situation is unique. Every child is special. Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapy skills so that we can best treat your child. As a parent, you know your child best and may be concerned that some milestones have been missed. The Children's Center offers developmental interventions and therapy as well as developmental assessments to help answer your questions.
The Sarah T. Butler Children’s Center provides psychological evaluations and testing for children ages 1½ through adolescents. Testing can sound like a scary thing, but we talk to you, observe your child, and make recommendations. Testing and evaluations are often the best way to equip you with a way forward with social interactions, school issues, etc. Let us help. We provide evaluations to assess for:
- Behavioral Disorders
- Learning Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger's disorder)
- Developmental Delays
- Mood Disorders
If you are interested in scheduling psychological testing, please call 706-649-6507 ext. 1361, and ask for an initial appointment. That way we can determine what testing will best suit your needs. We know this is a hard step and will do our best to make it smooth.
Children with psychiatric and emotional disorders need expert, coordinated care to help them cope with life’s challenges. We are now offering child and adolescent psychiatry program. Treating the full scope of typical psychiatric problems, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and others.
Social Skills Groups
For children ages 2-9 the topics cover basic social skills such as listening, keeping our hands to ourselves, asking for help, asking questions, joining in, taking turns, initiating and maintaining play with peers.
For middle school children ages 10-14 the topics cover more advanced conversation skills, friendship skills, hygiene tips, expressing feelings and recognizing other’s feelings, dealing with teasing/bullying, anger management, relaxation, apologizing, accepting consequences and handling disappointment.