Physicians at the SAC Clinic diagnose, treat and manage most simple and complex learning and developmental disorders and other medical conditions that affect performance in school including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders.
Patients in the SAC Clinic typically come for three visits, though some cases may require more. During the first visit we collect background information such as medical history and previous reports, testing and evaluations from schools and/or private consultants. The goal of the first visit is to fully understand the scope and severity of the underlying problem and how it is affecting academic performance. During the second visit we conduct our own independent assessment which may consist of neurodevelopmental testing, achievement testing, attention screening, depression screening and nonverbal intelligence testing among others depending on the presenting issues. During the final visit, which may be with the parent/guardian and/or child depending on the circumstances, we will discuss our findings and recommendations.
Patients and families will receive three written reports, one for each of the three phases of the evaluation, to be shared with school officials, teachers and your primary care physician. With your permission, your SAC physician will also be glad to discuss his or her findings with these individuals to help craft a treatment plan and an academic plan that maximize your child’s chances for success in school.