The Crane Counseling Group provides support for a range of issues in a discreet, supportive atmosphere. Counseling and advocacy for children, adolescents, adults, and families is available addressing the following issues:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Social Pragmatic Communication
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Executive Functioning Skills, such as organization, planning, inhibition, cognitive set-shifting
  • Achievement skills, including basic and higher order reading skills, mathematics, writing, oral language
  • Neuropsychological Functioning
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Learning and Memory
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Adaptive Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • Co-Parenting Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Managing Stress
  • Adolescent Self-Esteem
  • Effective Communication within Families
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Children of Divorce
  • Behavioral Management

Research suggests that early identification and intervention of learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD results in considerably better outcomes in the future.


Why conduct an evalutation?

An evalutation:

  • Provides a better understanding of behavior and learning style in school, at home, and in the community to guide teachers, doctors, thereapists, and family to help achieve greater potential.
  • Explains academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems and detects the effects of developmental, neurological, and medical problems.
  • Obtains a baseline against which to measure the outcome of treatment or the child's development over time. Individual tests or a battery of assessment is beneficial to determine a baseline prior to starting medication management or for monitoring the effects of medication once it has started.
  • Helps to determine eligibility for a variety of services including:
    • Special education
    • Section 504 accomodation plans
    • State services such as the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and Department of Developmental Services
    • University level accomodations
    • Aptitude and admissions exams accomodations (SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.)

We offer private evaluations to provide a thorough evaluation of learning style, strengths, weaknesses, and needs. A typical psychological evaluation provided through our Group includes standardized assessment of various areas.

Assessment areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligence (IQ)
  • Academic achievement
  • Neuropsychological functioning
  • Executive functioning
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Behavior
  • Adaptive skills
  • Emotionality

An evaluation will also include interviews and standardized rating scales with parents, relevant family members, and educators that know the examinee well. Ultimately, a comprehensive assessment should include testing and analysis of all areas in question that may be affecting an individual’s functioning. Private assessment typically goes above and beyond what school based teams assess and are willing to recommend.

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