Is your child struggling with development?

New Whole Child Assessments Now Being Offered for the ages of 6 through 16

Who is testing for?

• Children making average grades but at the expense of their emotional health. 

• Children struggling and crying at the thought of school/homework.
• Children who seem unmotivated or lazy.
• Bright children who are underachieving.
• Children who are not keeping up with their peers.
• Children who are struggling readers.
• Children who are misbehaving and display challenging class behaviors.
• Children struggling in one class but not others. 

• Children who are refusing to attend school.
• Children who are doing well enough, but not performing as well as expected. 

• Children who do not qualify for school- based  evaluations.
• Children who experience little or no gratification from school.
• Children who are disconnected and discouraged.
• Children who experience frustration with school work and anger quickly.

• Children who experience significant changes in behaviors and mood

School  is underway and your child doesn’t seem to be enjoying it.  In fact, he  or she may be exhibiting signs of struggling either emotionally,  academically or socially.  You’re having a hard time getting information  from your child about how school is going, homework sessions are  difficult, your child may be moody or closed off. Maybe your gut is  telling you something just isn’t right and that your child’s performance  is not matching their potential.

These behaviors could be  perfectly normal during a transition to a new school year and your child  could very well pull out of this on their own.  But these signs could  also be red flags. This is such an important time of your child’s  life when the foundation for their future is being laid.  Hearing from  your child “school is boring”  or hearing from teachers about behavior  issues can be signs of your child not feeling successful. Or, your child  may be flying under the radar in class.  From the teacher’s  perspective, the child appears happy and is comprehending daily  material. However, the teacher is not aware of the amount of stress  displayed during homework time. This disconnect between classroom  appearance and reality can prevent a child in need from getting the help  necessary to learn.

Schools want to help but often simply don’t  have the resources, leading many children to being  overlooked; precluding them from receiving needed intervention. DK  Counseling Services is pleased to offer our Whole Child Learning  Screening. This screening is a three prong approach designed to help  identify potential gaps in learning, attentional issues and emotional  aspects and to begin interventions necessary for the child’s success.