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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!

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

What You See:

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

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

Coordinate an online counseling session with our Michigan based team today.

Hear more from Dr. John McCaskill

Listen to parts one and two of his appearance on Special Parents Confidential by clicking the buttons below!

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