It can be very frustrating and overwhelming when everything that you have tried to do has failed or has had limited success.
Perhaps it is something hidden behind the scenes that are causing you or your child to continuously struggle with school, work, behavior, or relationships. The brain is a very complicated system with many processes (memory, attention, verbal and nonverbal language systems, etc.). A weakness or breakdown in one of these processes can cause difficulties. It is easy for all of us to see a broken leg, making it difficult for a person to walk. However, we can’t “see” what is happening in the brain that may be contributing to struggles. Instead, we may use terms like “lazy” or “unmotivated” without understanding the full picture. Neuropsychological/educational testing will help us to determine if there is an underlying, “hidden” processing weakness that may be contributing to your or your child’s struggle with school, work, behavior, and/or relationships. Once we can identify exactly what is going on through this comprehensive evaluation process, our expert fully-licensed clinical psychologists provide an individualized “roadmap” of practical solutions to help you, your child or your teen reach their highest potential. If you follow the roadmap we design using the data from the evaluation, grades improve, self-esteem and self-confidence improve, motivation toward school, learning and/or work improves, and relationships improve.
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Adults participating in an adult assessment are taken to a quiet room with the psychologist/clinician to complete the evaluation, with short breaks throughout the testing. With children, we try to make it as fun and comfortable as possible. Upon arriving at their appointment, children are greeted and given a general overview of the reason (previously agreed upon with the parents) for the evaluation in a “child-friendly” manner. Once the child is comfortable separating from his/her parent, he/she is brought to the testing room to begin the evaluation process. Parents are welcome to stay in the waiting room or may choose to leave during the evaluation. Most of the testing is similar to schoolwork, such as completing puzzles and pencil/paper tasks. Positive reinforcement and continuous 1:1 praise and attention help the child feel comfortable and confident in their performance. Furthermore, the children love earning prizes for working hard and following directions! Almost all children truly enjoy the evaluation process and many ask if they can come back again. Adult testing is similar, with short breaks offered throughout the testing.
After approximately one to two weeks following the testing, parents or the adult client meet with the examiner to review and discuss the testing results and recommendations. In this session, a “roadmap” is provided with specifics on how to proceed to ensure optimal academic, employment, social, behavioral, and emotional success.
We are known for figuring out the most complex cases. People travel hundreds of miles from different states to meet with our highly-skilled psychologists who have trained extensively at major hospitals and universities across the country in order to bring this service to people in our area.
We are out of network with insurance companies; however, we are a recognized out-of-network provider with BCBS of Michigan. Patients are expected to pay at the time of service. Receipts are provided so patients can submit them to their insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Don’t wait any longer to learn about your mental health and get help. Contact McCaskill Family Services today to schedule your initial consultation!
So very helpful! Dr. Pam McCaskill was so wonderful to speak with! I’d recommend this company to anyone seeking their services!
Highly recommend this practice! Honest caring and dedicated. Extremely professional and individualized approach. Totally worth every penny and then some!
I highly recommend McCaskill Family Services for their caring and supportive team, and their evidence-based, practical methods. We have referred several of our friends. It is a warm, welcoming, and very helpful place to get the tools you might need.
I have had the pleasure of working with a member of the McCaskill Family Services team. This is a very professional and caring organization and I could not recommend them more highly.
As Head of School at New Morning School in Plymouth, I highly recommend McCaskill Family Services. They are experienced, highly skilled and compassionate. I have seen the evaluations that they complete on students and they are thorough and informative. I've seen a lot of student psychological evaluations over the years, and McCaskill's stands above the others.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Pam McCaskill, a well-respected Clinical Psychologist and owner of McCaskill Family Services. She told me her amazing and touching story about why she started her business. Her passion is helping others and improving the lives of everyone in the family. She wants to be certain people obtain the correct assessment and treatment. After speaking with her, I feel very confident in recommending her business as she truly cares about you and your family.
McCaskill Family Services does a remarkable job with children who learn differently. Their staff is competent and able to assist families with a diagnosis that the parents feel unable to manage. I would highly recommend their services to the community!
This family-oriented practice is owned and operated by two knowledgeable and experienced, kind and trustworthy people whom I know professionally. As a psychologist myself, I recommend them and their staff without hesitation.
The well-trained psychologists at McCaskill Family Services provide excellent services to children and families. I confidently refer to this group given their use of evidence-based therapeutic and assessment procedures.
The McCaskill team is one of the highest quality, caring and compassionate group of psychotherapists with whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating. As a psychiatrist, I can give my highest recommendation to their practice.