Navigation Links
Behavioral Testing for Children Now Offered at Marianjoy
Date:11/4/2009

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital now provides neuropsychological assessments and testing for children ages 5 to 18 who are exhibiting behavioral issues or academic difficulties.

Christine Valessares, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, performs the neuropsychological testing which not only assesses the child's general intellect and achievement skills but also determines the child's level of ability in learning and memory, verbal and visual-spatial skills, motor coordination, emotional functioning and social skills.

"Children who are having difficulty in school with reading or math, experiencing attention problems, or exhibiting inappropriate behavior can often benefit from a neuropsychological assessment," explains Dr. Valessares. "The testing can accurately diagnose a child's underlying difficulties while identifying a program of intervention to improve function in school, as well as improve their family, community, and social relationships."

Using the results of the assessment, Dr. Valessares provides recommendations to the child's physician regarding management of neurological or neurobehavioral difficulties. She also helps the family in determining a clinical treatment plan which may include speech, occupational or physical therapy. Her previous experience as a school psychologist and classroom teacher enables Dr. Valessares to work directly with the schools to communicate with teachers and personnel on the child's behalf.

Dr. Valessares' practice includes working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and brain injuries. In addition to neuropsychological assessments, Dr. Valessares offers individual counseling sessions for children and parents as well. Marianjoy also provides neuropsychological assessments and counseling for Spanish-speaking clients.

For more information on the Marianjoy pediatric psychology program, please call 630/909-8602.

SOURCE Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital


'/>"/>
SOURCE Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lack of sleep among new school-goers leads to behavioral, cognitive problems
2. CIGNA Behavioral Health Offers Members Online Provider Profiles
3. Kids TV Viewing Tied to Behavioral Problems
4. Medical, Behavioral Woes Can Drive Dogs to Bite
5. GSW Worldwide Named Agency of Record for BioBehavioral Diagnostics Companys MMAT/ADHD(TM) System
6. Genetic and behavioral differences add to prostate cancer disparities
7. Actress Jenifer Lewis, Authors Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Susan Taylor Among Featured Speakers for Senator Hughes Behavioral Mental Health Summit
8. Transition of Behavioral Health Services from WPIC-BV to Heritage Valley Health System
9. Accelerated head growth can predict autism before behavioral symptoms start
10. AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies Acquires Community Behavioral HealthCare Network of Pennsylvania
11. Children who have an active father figure have fewer psychological and behavioral problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years as an active staff surgeon ... and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief of the Division of Plastic ... first three-year term as chief and began a second three-year term in January of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Regular gym users know the routine: each January, they see ... the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses of November and December, people ... by joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, or signing up for Zumba. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. Lydia Muccioli of ... Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to take place on ... Day is to provide dental care to community members in need. Each patient will ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and wellness ... relevant to individuals in the event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are a ... Americans that are afflicted with migraines would not wish the pain on their worst ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... –This week, Atascadero water heater company First Call Plumbing ... To view the report, click here or see below. , There ... pros and cons, the type chosen is almost entirely up to personal preference. However, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016  Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... announced today that William Griffing , Chief ... scheduled to participate in the Leerink Partners 5 ... 11, 2016 in New York City ... to meet with the Mr. Griffing and will ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016  As people age, it is natural ... recommended screenings and tests that are linked with certain ... for the majority of aging individuals, hearing health is ... the 37.5 million American adults who report some trouble ... make hearing health a 2016 healthy aging priority.[1] ...
(Date:2/5/2016)...  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Aralez") today announced the completion ... Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ("Tribute") following approval of the transaction ... combined company will operate under Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Aralez"), ... Canada , Ireland ... the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: