Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for Children and Adolescents

Lindner Center of HOPE’s Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for Children and Adolescents Now Available Virtually

Now, perhaps more than ever, families may be concerned about the mental wellbeing of their child or adolescent. In many cases, observing children in their home environments having to manage school stress, face isolation from friends and extended family, being restricted from doing their normal activities; parents/guardians may be increasingly concerned about behaviors, mental health and functioning.

Lindner Center of HOPE offers an affordable and accessible 3.5 day intensive outpatient diagnostic program for young people age 6 to 17 (18 if still in high school), to help families reach a clear and accurate diagnosis that will provide direction for treatment. Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety recommendations, this program is available as a virtual offering for families located or staying in Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois, and other states like New York and Connecticut, where other state licensure is being honored during the pandemic. Families residing outside of the mentioned states and such reciprocating states can come to one of these states and still participate in the virtual program.

The virtual program incorporates everything from the previously operating, face to face program, including a full battery of neurocognitive and psychological testing, psychiatric assessment, family assessment, as well as specialty consults (ie obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, eating disorder, addiction, trauma or behavioral addictions). The assessment also includes genetic testing to assist in medication recommendations and lab work, completed prior to starting assessment. The entire assessment is done through video and online applications.

Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for Children and Adolescents at Lindner Center of HOPE is affordable and accessible in an intensive outpatient program for young people age 6 to 17 (18 if still in high school). A skilled and experienced diagnostic team focuses on intensive assessment over 3.5 days working with the patient, family and other treatment partners, considering genetic, psychological and social factors affecting well-being and functioning. A clear and accurate diagnosis creates the foundation for an effective treatment plan.

Diagnosing Mental Health Issues in Youth

Growing up is supposed to mean reaching milestones in the journey to adulthood, however, adolescence and even childhood can be full of struggles that halt the forward progress toward maturity. Mental illness, behavioral addiction, and/or substance use disorders can cause significant pain, suffering and fear for the entire family. The mounting data indicates that an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan to get things back on track can often be complicated and complex. Accessing the resources that can reveal the needed recommendations can be an obstacle. Lindner Center of HOPE offers a three and one-half-day (3.5-day) outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment for children and adolescents (ages 6 to 17, 18 if still in high school), including a feedback session and the coordination of recommended next steps for treatment.

Call today to discuss or schedule an appointment for your child or adolescent, 513-536-0537.

Diagnostic Assessment Program Benefits:

  • Quicker Access
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Early and Accurate Diagnosis for Right Treatment
  • Help coordinating next steps within Network of HOPE, avoiding costly missteps
  • Psychiatrist (MD) and Psychologist (PsyD/PhD) Led Treatment Team

Outpatient Diagnostic Assessment

Finding clarity in diagnosis is the foundation for establishing an effective treatment plan and achieving improved wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s skilled and experienced diagnostic team focuses on a comprehensive and intensive assessment working with patient, family and other treatment partners the family has engaged. The team considers genetic, psychological and social factors affecting the patient’s well-being and functioning.

The Diagnostic team includes:

Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Consultants

Because each patient is unique, testing is individualized with time with specialty consultants, in addition to psychiatry, neuropsychological testing, family and psychosocial assessments. Consulting specialists in obsessive-compulsive disorder, behavioral addictions (including internet use disorder), substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, PANS/PANDAS, trauma and eating disorders are available.

How the 3.5 days are spent:

1 hour Psychiatrist
1 hour Neuropsychologist
1 hour Doctoral Level Specialist
1.5 hours Clinical Social Worker
1 hour Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID)
10.5 hours neuropsychological testing, measures and scales

1 hour Psychiatrist
1.5 hours Neuropsychologist
3.5 hours Clinical Social Worker
1 hour Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID)
2 hour Parent Questionnaire
1.5 hours feedback with Diagnostic Team

*Additional time on records review and data analysis.

What’s included in the assessment?

  • Comprehensive psychiatric assessment performed by skilled multidisciplinary team
  • Pre-admission screening and evaluation of records
  • Care coordination, psychosocial assessment and collateral interviews
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Psychological evaluation and testing
  • Specialty diagnostic and therapeutic consultations, as clinically indicated
  • Strengths-based family assessment
  • Genetic profile test with results review
  • Feedback session with diagnostic team
  • Written report of results and recommendations
  • Aftercare planning
  • Follow up call with clinical social worker 6 weeks after feedback session

Our admissions team will work with the family and any existing referral sources to understand the issues and expectations to determine if the outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment will meet the needs.
Assessments typically begin on Mondays or Tuesdays and continue during business hours through the work week. Assessments must be planned and scheduled through admissions and the clinical social worker. Existing records should be provided in advance of arrival to prepare the team with history, goals and personalization of the assessment.

For families coming from outside the area, our team can assist with airport transfers and recommendations for hotel accommodations. Our team is also happy to provide dining and leisure activity information for downtime planning.

The cost of the 3.5 day outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment includes all elements listed on previous page for $6,800. A $2,500 nonrefundable down payment is required before an assessment can be scheduled. This program is not covered by insurance.

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Call Admissions today to discuss scheduling an outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment for your child or adolescent. 513-536-0537