Frequently Asked Questions
Do you test for autism?
Yes! We do the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorder testing for children as young as 1-year old through adults. We use the latest assessment/testing instruments (such as the ADOS-2) to determine autism.
Do you do ADHD testing?
Yes! We do American Psychological Association recommended testing for ADHD, including cognitive testing to look at focus, concentration and attention span. We also offer parent and teacher assessments and computerized testing for ADHD for children ages 4 through 18. Testing is also offered for adults, but that is handled through the main Counseling Center.
How do I know if my child has autism?
We offer a screening for autism and that determines whether actual autism testing is needed. Early signs of autism can include no words by age 2, no phrase speech by age 3, no eye contact, unusual behaviors such as flapping arms or hands, self-harming behaviors like head banging, and extreme reactions or “meltdowns” to noises, foods, changes in routine.
What testing do you do?
We are proud to offer our community a wide range of testing including developmental testing, ADHD testing, Autism screenings and full testing, learning disorder testing, testing for giftedness, testing for emotional and behavioral issues such as for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. To learn more about our testing for children, click here. If you are not sure what is going on with your child, please call our office at 706-649-6507 ext. 1361 for an initial appointment.
What children’s services do you offer?
We offer a number of things but the titles get wordy. There are 3 main types of services:
1.Psychological and developmental testing,
2.Individual, family and parenting sessions, and
3. Social skills groups that cover topics such as managing stress/overcoming anxiety, learning to focus, promoting self-confidence, behavior management, developing friendships/dealing with bullies, improving communication skills, and our preschool group for children who have developmental delays or autism spectrum.
I keep hearing about social skills groups. What are they?
Our social skills groups are offered year round. Groups are created for preschool through middle school children and take place for 6 weeks at a time on weekday afternoons. Each session covers a different topic, including: managing stress/overcoming anxiety (CALMS group), learning to focus (FOCUS group), promoting self-confidence, behavior management, developing friendships/dealing with bullies, improving communication skills, and our preschool group for children who have developmental delays or autism spectrum. Please see our Social Skills page to see when the next group begins.