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An Overview of beginning the treatment process for both Adults and Children
1. Intake Phone Call
A 15-20 minute phone call with the Intake Coordinator is typically the first step of the process for a new client. There is no charge for this phone call and is intended to review your questions and to determine if a consultation appointment may be helpful.
2. Clinical Consultation
A 90 minute session with an Affinity Center therapist is the beginning of the diagnostic and/or treatment process. As preparation for this appointment you may be asked to complete some home questionnaires to better prepare us for your visit. This appointment focuses on getting to know you and/or you and your child and determining the most helpful next step. For example, is a comprehensive evaluation indicated? What specific types of treatment would be most beneficial for you?
3. Comprehensive Team Evaluation
If an evaluation is recommended after the initial consultation appointment, a plan is developed with the Affinity Center therapist to individualize your evaluation. Components of the evaluation may include: psychological and/or cognitive and educational testing, a speech/language assessment, gathering information from significant individuals in your life, meeting with school personnel, a comprehensive health review, and a session with one of the Affinity Center physicians. Following the assessment, the Affinity team collaborates to review the diagnostic information, impressions, and treatment recommendations. This information is then shared with you in a treatment planning session.
4. An Individualized treatment approach may include the following:
Medication (closely monitored dose trials over several days to achieve the optimal dose quickly and with minimal side effects) followed by ongoing monitoring to insure best results from medication
Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our staff is experienced in treating a wide array of issues, not just ADHD
Ongoing support and collaboration with schools or workplaces regarding appropriate accommodations
Educational support to intervene with the school, student, or family to promote academic success
Coaching for academic, work, or personal issues
Staff may assist you in getting organized with the various areas of your life from study habits to better management of your living space
Environmental intervention (school, workplace, or home intervention)
Speech and language specialist interventions (for example, communication assessments for oral, written, and social language issues
Specialized medical intervention/referral