Entries by Elements Psychological Services

What Happens During a Psychoeducational Assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive evaluation that assesses an individual’s cognitive and educational development or functioning. It includes tests to measure academic achievement, cognitive abilities, psychosocial functioning, and behavior. Read on to see what goes into one of these assessments. Interview With Parents and/or Caregivers A psychoeducational assessment will usually begin with an interview […]

CBT vs. DBT: Which Is Right for You?

Are you considering therapy? That could be a smart decision. According to Psychiatry.org, approximately 75% of those who receive psychotherapy find it to be helpful. There are many different types of psychotherapy available, but two of the most popular and well-known approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Understanding the differences […]

How a 504 Plan Can Benefit Your Child

According to The Children’s Society, roughly one in six children between five and 16 years old have some sort of mental health issue. For these children, it can be difficult to keep up with their studies and hold themselves to the same standards as their peers. One way that parents can help ensure their child’s […]

4 Signs That You May Be Experiencing Depression

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 3.8% of people around the world suffer from depression. For many, the signs of depression might be difficult to recognize without the help of a mental health professional. However, there are certain common indicators that individuals may experience that could indicate professional help is needed. Here are some […]

Family History of ADHD: Here’s What to Know

According to the CDC, there is a significant difference in ADHD diagnoses when the sexes are compared; 12.9% of boys have this diagnosis compared to 5.6% of girls. ADHD is a genetic issue, and although it is not passed on to everyone in a family, it can increase the likelihood of having the disorder. Living […]

ADHD Diagnosis Can Be Complicated: 3 Ways Your New Diagnosis May Affect You

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This mental disorder can present itself in a variety of different ways, making diagnosis complicated. According to the CDC, there are three different types of ADHD: combined presentation, predominantly inattentive type, and predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type. While all three types of ADHD can cause a lot of hardship in […]

Why Executive Function Skills Are Critical for College Students

College is a time of great transition. For many students, it’s their first time away from home, living on their own and managing their schedule. It can be challenging to keep up with classes, extracurricular activities, work, and social obligations. This is where executive function coaching may help. Unfortunately, many college students lack adequate executive […]

How Does ADHD Develop in Our Babies?

ADHD is common among people of all ages and genders, but there is still much debate on what causes the disorder. While neuropsychologists don’t know for sure what exactly causes a person to suffer from ADHD, there is evidence indicating that babies develop the condition in the womb. While more studies need to be conducted […]