Child and Adolescent Services
Psychological well-being in the years preceding adulthood is critical to a healthy life. If your child or teen is experiencing academic difficulty, home, or socially, it’s important to determine what those difficulties are and how to best intervene. MARS Memory-Health Network has psychologists who are specifically trained to work with children and adolescents.
Why is my child having trouble in school?
Academic difficulty can arise from many sources. These include learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and even because an academically gifted child is not sufficiently challenged.
Learning disabilities and academic giftedness
Identifying your child’s academic talents and weaknesses will help them reach their full potential in school.
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. They not only undermine well-being, but they also interfere with schooling and socialization. It is important to diagnose and treat these and other mental health issues early.
Intellectual disabilities (IDs) are sometimes misdiagnosed as Learning Disabilities or attention disorders. IDs are different, and they can result in functional limitations in daily life. Special accommodations are often available for children with IDs.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects communication and behavior. The symptoms vary as does the severity of those symptoms. Early diagnosis is critical to maximize the success of interventions.
MARS Child and Adolescent Assessments
Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families will lead to increased success and happiness. Learn about how MARS Memory-Health Network can help your child succeed.
Child and Adolescent Counseling
MARS provides specialized counseling for children and adolescents. This service helps improve quality of life by teaching skills, helping understand and alleviate negative emotions, and providing support and informed advice to help with daily difficulties.