Clinical Psychology is the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability.
Lakeside’s psychological team offers many different treatment programs including:
- Diagnosis of Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders
- Child and Adolescent Treatment
- Incredible Years
- Coping Cat
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Behavioral Parent Training
- Pivotal response Treatment
- IQ testing
- Educational Testing
- Neuropsych Testing
Treatment outcomes for children with autism and neurodevelopment disorders are more positive now than in past decades. Advances in psychological research have improved our understanding of the fundamental challenges for those with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders and have improved recognition, assessment and treatment.
Older and more able individuals with ASD, modified cognitive-behavioral strategies in which behavior is modified by changing the way the person thinks and feels, as well as systematic relaxation therapies, can be used to help manage the anxiety and depressed mood that is often associated with social situations and the unpredictable challenges of daily living. Psychological intervention can occur with the child in a specific intervention modality, with caregivers as a means of developing effective parenting styles and home programming, in an augmented fashion to reduce problematic behaviors (e.g., anxiety, tantrums, inattention, hyperactivity) interfering with other treatment gains, or a combination of options based on the need of the child.