Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will provide leadership in the field of child and adolescent mental health by integrating research, clinical practice, and teaching. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Centre specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children from infancy to age 18 years.
Once a child or adolescent is accepted for services, a diagnostic assessment is conducted in order to understand that child’s strengths and areas of concern. Recommendations are carefully reviewed with the parent/legal guardian and the child. Recommendations may include one or more of the following services: Individual, family, group or medical therapy, parent consultation, school consultation, and/or psychological testing.
Services are selected to address specific treatment goals. Progress towards these goals are monitored closely and discussed with the parents or legal guardians. Our mental health specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of care to each child and family. We work closely with the child and their family, primary care provider, school personnel, and others to ensure that assessment and treatment are clinically appropriate and comprehensive.
Types of Services Provided
- Outpatient Mental Health Services for children from birth to 18 years
- General Services
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Individual Therapy
- Parent Consultation
- Family Therapy
- Medication Therapy
- School Consultation
- Specialty Services
- Group Therapy Program
- Child and Adolescent Group Therapy
- Problem Specific, Short-Term Groups
- Parent Education Groups
- Medication Consultation Service
- Psychological Testing Service
The Adult psychiatry Care Departments provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessments of adults. The multi-disciplinary staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers
- Coping with Depression Program
- Eating Disorder Program
- Intensive Family Therapy Clinic
- Adult Psychopharmacology Clinic
Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.
Clinical Psychology Care Departments offers mental health services including psychological assessment and treatment for an array of mental health issues.Our primary goal is to assist people with psychological and interpersonal difficulties and help them enjoy happier lives. We use treatment approaches that are proven to be effective in addressing both specific symptoms and problematic patterns of many mental health issues. Services are provided with a focus on individual needs.
Our psychologists and other mental health providers take an integrated and systematic approach to providing evidence based treatments, including psychotherapy and psychological testing, for common psychological concerns. We work with a wide variety of conditions, both long-standing and recent onset. Confidential consultations, psychotherapies, and assessments are provided by our professional staffs, who carefully tailor treatment to each individual.
Types of Services Provided
- Therapy services
- Intellectual (IQ) and educational assessments
- Developmental assessments for preschoolers
- Autism spectrum disorder assessments
- ADHD assessments
The Occupational Therapy Care Departments provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessments and treatment of all areas of social, emotional, behavioral and motor skill development.
The assessment process includesSpeech meeting with the parents and the child. The assessment utilizes various standardized tests, clinical observations, and a detailed parent interview and questionnaire. Parents are encouraged to bring previous assessments and reports from health care professionals and any pertinent school documents. The assessment is then summarized in a written report, which is used as a baseline for the intervention process. We provide the parents with a comprehensive report that explains clinical findings and offers recommendations and practical strategies for the home and school environment.
We offer small group treatment for children who struggle with anxieties as well as social interactions. We also make every attempt to match group participation, so that they will be able to support in each other in developing their strengths and will fit well together in the group environment.
Treatment involves for; but is not limited to:-
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Delayed Development Milestones
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Specific Learning Disorder
- Mental Retardation
- Disruptive Behaviour Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder in Children
- Conduct Disorder
- Childhood Schizophrenia
- Infantile Hemiplegia
- TIC Disorder
Al fasht provides a flexible approach to speech and language assessments by using a mix of formal and informal assessments (all standardised and norm-referenced). This results in an accurate picture of your child’s needs which is then used to plan effective, accessible and fun therapy for your child.
Evaluation, therapy and consultation services are provided for children and adults with communication impairments associated with the following areas:
- Receptive Language
- Expressive Language
- Learning difficulty
- Phonological Awareness
- Accent Modification
- VOICE Disorders
- Traumatic BRAIN INJURY(TBI)
- Cleft Palate
Older adults have special physical, emotional, and social needs. Understanding this, the geriatric psychiatrist takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment, including listening and responding to the concerns of the older adult, helping families, and when necessary, working with other health care professionals to develop effective approaches to treatment. Co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family issues, social concerns, and environmental issues are integrated into a comprehensive program of care.
Memory clinics, otherwise known as dementia diagnostic clinics, are staffed by providers who are well-informed in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many things can cause dementia, a decline in intellectual ability severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily routine. Dementias related to depression, drug interaction and thyroid problems may be reversible if detected early. Other causes of dementia include strokes, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Pick’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is important to identify the actual cause in order for the individual to receive proper care.
Our innovative Special Education care is based on neuroscience and current learning theories. We provide expert and compassionate service to children and adults who may have dyslexia, ADHD, non-verbal learning disorders and cognitive, language, and learning disorders.
Our tailor made services offer in obtaining a comprehensive picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and will help in developing an educational plan designed to improve weaker skills, and to capitalize on learning strengths.
Services involves; but is not limited to:-
- Psycho-educational Testing or Screening
- Kindergarten Readiness Testing
- Educational Therapy/Special Education
- Tutoring for Learning and Language Deﬁcit
- Cognitive Skills Therapy for Children With Cognitive and Language Disorders
- Dyslexia Testing
- IEP meetings and parent and child advocacy
Al Fasht Diet and Nutrition care team uses a highly personalized approach to diet and health, emphasizing food quality and self-care. Care team will spend time with you to learn about your habits and health issues or concerns and will work together to set nutritional goals. Dietary recommendations will be tailored to your personal needs, with an emphasis on a whole-food diet.
Diet and Nutrition care team can address a variety of nutrition concerns for adults and children, including:
- Food Allergies
- Poor Digestion
- Frequent Illness
- Weight Management
- High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
- Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
- Body Fat Percentage and Caloric Needs Assessments
Our Psychiatric Care and Services
Bipolar disorders, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences.