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Family Therapy

Based on the identification of the child’s difficulties, recommendations may include meeting with the child’s parents individually and/or together with the child in order to achieve the following:

  • Providing psycho-education to parents about their child's symptoms and lagging skills

  • Helping the family adjust and cope

  • Teaching parents how to respond appropriately to their child’s behavior

  • Reducing challenging behavior by solving problems collaboratively as a family

  • Improving the parent-child relationship

  • Assisting parents with coordinating school interventions/accommodations

  • When clinically appropriate, assisting parents with referrals for other mental health services, such as an evaluation for medication management*

First, Dr. LoPinto will provide a comprehensive diagnostic assessment that involves the following:

  • Conducting diagnostic interviews with the child, the child’s parents, and the 

  • child’s teachers

  • Completing the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) with parents

  • Obtaining a comprehensive developmental, medical, mental, social/behavioral, and academic history

  • Reviewing any previous educational, psychological, or neurological testing

  • Using rating scales, questionnaires, and checklists completed by the child, parents, and/or teachers

  • Observations of the child across settings

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