Behavior Problems

Behavior Testing Services for Strong-Willed Children in Brighton and Plymouth, MI.

Your child’s problematic behavior is often the tip of the iceberg.

Talking back, repeated meltdowns, refusing to do work and resistance to direction are understandably viewed as disrespectful or lazy, and treated as such. For most children, these surface behaviors are temporary and perhaps even part of “growing up.”  For most children, addressing the behavior directly, and setting boundaries and consequences will get them moving in the right direction. However, in some cases, when parents and teachers feel addressing the problem behaviors with traditional parenting and intervention is ineffective, we need to look below the surface behavior and address a deeper issue. Often, what we discover are children with repeated behavior problems, acting out due to a cognitive weakness or coping problems. The only way to properly diagnose the issues and get to the source of the behavioral problem is with professional testing. McCaskill Family Services can help!   

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We Get Below the Surface to Treat Your Child’s
Behavior Problem. 

Behavior Testing for Children in Brighton & Plymouth Michigan - iceberg

What You See:

  • Talking back
  • Irritability
  • Meltdowns
  • Tantrums
  • Refusing to do work
  • Crying
  • Fearful
  • Resistant
  • Disrespectful
  • Lazy
  • Unmotivated
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Annoying
  • Irritating

What We Discover:

  • Executive functioning weakness
  • Slow Processing speed 
  • Memory Problems
  • Expressive or Receptive language weaknesses
  • Comprehension problems
  • Poor frustration tolerance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Social cognition problems

If your child is demonstrating behavioral problems that are not manageable with traditional parenting techniques, contact McCaskill Family Services. We specialize in diagnosing the root issue and developing an effective treatment plan for both the parent and child to follow.
Outstanding Psychologists & Therapists
I highly recommend McCaskill Family Services as outstanding psychologists and therapists. I have found them to be both extremely knowledgeable and professional as well as warm and compassionate. They use a highly individualized and respectful approach to their assessments for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, etc.. The detailed "roadmap" that they provide allows you to knowwith confidence how best to help your child reach their fullest potential. Christine J.