Mental Health Evaluation

Mental Health Evaluation

About Mental Health Evaluation

Every child has a voice that deserves to be heard, and the team of exceptional physicians at Angel Kids Pediatrics is here to listen. If your kiddo is having trouble, emotionally or behaviorally, a mental health evaluation can determine the underlying cause and help guide treatment. Angel Kids Pediatrics, with multiple locations in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and St. Johns, Florida, offers various types of mental health evaluations, including screening for autism, psychoeducational evaluations, and IQ tests. Call 904-224-KIDS (5437) to request a mental health evaluation for your child today or request an appointment online. 

Mental Health Evaluation Q & A

What is a mental health evaluation?

Mental health evaluations use a combination of physical exams, lab tests, and psychological screenings to gain detailed information about your child’s emotional and behavioral well-being.

Upon completion of evaluation, Angel Kids Pediatrics may determine a diagnosis and develop a custom treatment plan, relieving uncomfortable symptoms while improving your child’s quality of life.

When should I consider a mental health evaluation for my child?

Schedule a mental health evaluation for your child at Angel Kids Pediatrics if they display emotional or behavioral trouble at home or school.

Even if your child looks healthy, it’s important to pinpoint the underlying cause. Intervention and treatment can improve their outlook and behavior.

Are there different types of mental health evaluations?

Angel Kids Pediatrics offers several types of mental health evaluations, including:

Testing for Autism

There’s not a lab test that diagnoses autism. Instead, together with an Angel Kids Pediatrics psychologist, your child’s pediatrician reviews their developmental history and behavior. 

During an autism test, your child’s pediatrician may ask questions like, does your child have trouble making eye contact? Or, does your child have a “flat” tone of voice? Your responses are crucial to treatment, as you spend more time with your child than anyone else. 

Screening for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

To diagnose ADHD, your child’s pediatrician compares their symptoms to the guidelines established by the American Psychiatric Association. Telltale signs of ADHD include trouble sitting still, difficulty paying attention, or trouble waiting their turn.

Psychoeducational evaluations

Psychoeducational evaluations help identify your child’s learning strengths and weaknesses. If your child struggles in the classroom, a psychoeducational evaluation can determine the underlying cause and help them learn more efficiently. The goal is to help your child thrive in school and get better grades.

IQ tests

An IQ test assesses your child’s intelligence quotient. To determine your child’s IQ, the team assesses various aspects of intelligence, such as spatial recognition, mathematical ability, and short-term memory.

After a review of your child’s medical charts, the team can determine the type of evaluation that will most benefit them.

Call the nearest Angel Kids Pediatrics office to request a mental health evaluation for your child today or request an appointment online.