Assessment

Washburn Center’s diagnostic assessments provide a comprehensive understanding of each child’s social, emotional and behavioral development to determine a path for healing.

Our licensed mental health professionals and practitioners work closely with each child and family to understand parents’ questions, concerns and worries as well as each child’s strengths, challenges and history.  Parents receive a thorough written summary with recommendations for what services or activities would be most helpful for the child’s individual needs.

Clinicians completing assessments are licensed child psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, practitioners, child psychiatrists or marriage and family therapists with expertise in a wide range of children’s mental health concerns, including: childhood depression, anxiety, ADHD and trauma.


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Not Sure if Your Child Needs an Assessment?

These questions might help you determine if a child is in need of an assessment.

  1. Has the child’s teacher or pediatrician recommended a behavioral, emotional or developmental assessment for the child?
  2. Has the child been having difficulties with sleeping, such as nightmares or difficulty falling asleep?
  3. Does the child have worries that make it hard for them to play, learn or follow directions?
  4. Does the child have a hard time following directions, starting or finishing tasks?
  5. Has the child witnessed or experienced a traumatic event or had a significant loss in their life, such as a death in the family or divorce?
  6. Does the child often seem angry, irritable or rageful?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider scheduling an assessment.

For more information, call Washburn Center for Children at 612-871-1454.