Patient Information for Children
Is your child is struggling with any of the following?
- Academic achievement
- Aggressive behaviors
- Appropriate emotional expression
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Lack of interest
- Language processing
- Sensory processing
- Sequencing, reasoning, and problem solving
- Sitting still
- Tasks of daily living
Child development does not follow a smooth trajectory. Every child develops on a somewhat different timeline. However, there are specific developmental milestones and cognitive capacities that should be met within certain time frames. It is when these capacities are not met that a parent may seek assistance. They may want to find out specifically where their child is struggling, why the problem exists, and what can be done to enhance functioning.
Before Dr. Ayvazian conducts a child evaluation, he first invites a parent to come to the office for an initial evaluation to get specific information about their child’s problem areas. Should it be decided that testing is indicated, an appointment will be scheduled with the child. An evaluation will asses any or all of the following areas: cognitive, memory, motor, language, visual perceptive, executive, attention, and academic functions. It may also be useful for Dr. Ayvazian to talk to others who know your child well, such as a teacher, a pediatrician, or others.
Once testing is complete, a report is written that outlines the results of testing, and discusses recommendations targeting areas of need. A detailed set of treatment recommendations and referrals are provided to enable you to address problem areas.