Many children and adolescents experience difficulties with school at some point in their academic career, including struggles with academic performance, poor behavior at school, or school attendance. Although some fluctuations in stress or behavior are normal, if new patterns of difficulty persist or remain unsolved, there may be additional factors warranting intervention. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of what underlying causes may be driving the child’s difficulty is a key component of assessment and treatment at Union Square Practice.
Common difficulties may include:
- Decreased desire to go to school
- Reduced school attendance
- Decrease in school performance
At Union Square Practice, our child and adolescent clinicians have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who may be struggling with school difficulties. We review report cards, conduct school-based observations, suggest further assessment, and collaborate with teachers and other school-based professionals, on an as-needed basis (with consent). Thus, our clinicians take a holistic and collaborative approach to better understand the underlying problem, and to come up with a tailored treatment plan that works for your child.