Conditions and Disorders

Whether you are affected by a known condition, if you suspect that something is interfering with your daily life, or if you simply want to know more about how to function better, the first step is a comprehensive evaluation. It is a critical step in receiving the most suitable treatments and services individualized to you. From a point of enhanced clinical understanding, we can work together on a fully individualized treatment plan based on the results of the various assessment procedures we conduct.

Seattle Child Psychology is committed to a process of discovery and self-understanding. We provide complete diagnostic evaluations with rule-out and differential diagnoses for a range of conditions and disorders. For identified conditions and disorders, we furnish you with clear treatment plans that you can share with other providers. Common conditions and disorders that bring individuals into the clinic include:

  • specific learning disorders (SLD), such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia;
  • communication disorders;
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • developmental delay;
  • intellectual development disorder;
  • and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

These issues are commonly accompanied by disrupted moods, acute or chronic stress, and can share symptoms with other known conditions. When forming a complete diagnostic impression of your suspected condition, it is important to consider the possible presence of:

  • performance anxiety,
  • adjustment disorder,
  • trauma- or stressor-related disorders,
  • social anxiety,
  • panic disorder,
  • separation anxiety,
  • depressive mood disorder,
  • disruptive mood dysregulation disorder,
  • or other problems

In our focus on person-environment interactions, we understand how disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders can impair an individual’s ability to function in school and cause them to miss out on key instruction and educational opportunities.