Testing & Evaluation

Comprehensive Evaluations...

Our evaluations are designed to empower parents, pediatricians, therapy providers and school personnel with accurate and objective information. Our comprehensive evaluations address all developmental areas including, cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, language and communication, and motor skills. Our team of professionals collaborate to provide a thorough evaluation, based on the needs of each child. Evaluations include a thorough discussion of the results with parents, accompanied by a written report and detailed, individualized recommendations for treatment and accomodations when needed.  Call today for more information!

Specialty Evaluation Services

Psychological, developmental and educational testing to understand the individual strengths and needs of each child.

Types of Evaluation &  Testing

Children often need a more formal assessment than a standard interview, to better understand their struggles and ensure that they get the best treatment available. We receive referrals to assess learning disorders, developmental delays, emotional and behavioral disorders, neurological injuries, and many more. We offer the following types of evaluations, tailored to the needs of each family.

Educational testing includes intellectual and academic testing to identify learning disorders, strengths and weeknesses in order to tailor a child's education to meet their individual needs. Our providers offer specialized skills, often unavaible in the school setting.
Developmental testing includes a thorough assessment of cognitive, language, motor, social and emotional development in comparison to other children of the same age. This type of evaluation is ideal for young children suspected of being behind in one or more areas of development.

Psychological testing and evaluation of children includes assessment of a broad range of cognitive, developmental, behavioral and emotional characteristics in order to identify treatment needs and make diagnostic decisions. Psychological tests are intended to assist school personnel and treatment providers (Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Counselors, and others) by providing diagnostic accuracy and a detailed, objective look at the child's strengths, as well as needs. They are particularly helpful when complicated or rare problems and symptoms are present. Individualized recommendations for treatment and accommodations are provided.

Neuropsychological assessment provides in depth assessment of neurological functioning in order to identify areas of impairment, the presence neurological injury or to identify areas of specific need for treatment and/or academic accomodation. Neuropsychological assessement are specialized evaluations that require in-depth testing. They are especially useful in cases complicated by medical conditions or neurological injury or trauma.
Parenting assessments measure a variaty of psychological traits as well as parenting attitudes and beliefs known to effect an individual's capacity to perform child rearing tasks. These are typically peformed during the process of adoption or in cases of suspected abuse or neglect of child.

Arkansas Families First now offers parenting capacity evaluations, custody evaluations, and a range of other forensic evaluations to assist families with court involvement.

Specialized ADHD & Autism Evaluations

We offer specialized, comprehensive evaluations for Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Understanding Autism

Detailed Reports and Individualized Results

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Individualized recommendations to assist with...

  • Treatment Plans for Behavioral Therapy & Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Academic Interventions & Accomodations

  • 504 and IEP Planning

  • Behavior Aspects of Complicated Medical Conditions
  • Parenting Support & Strategies
  • Pragmatics, Language, Sensory, & Motor Skill Development
  • Social, Emotional & Behavioral Development

About Us

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. Our group of independently practicing providers strive to provide the best, most comprehensive care that modern psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and other disciplines have to offer.

Mission

Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families. We utilize the latest research and the most skilled providers in the service of improving people’s lives. We strive to empower parents and to integrate multiple disciplines in the building of strong families and healthy children.

Our Promise

We take a strengths-based approach utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and include parents in all aspects of treatment and assessment. We'll find the service and the provider that best fits your family. With our growing list of clinicians, if you are not satisfied with your provider or services will help you make the necessary changes.