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Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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2740 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034

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1900 Aldersgate Road 
Little Rock, AR 72205

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301 N Sidney Ave 
Russellville, AR 72801

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1540 Country Club
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Counseling and Diagnostics

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Counseling and Diagnostics

12921 Cantrell Road, Suite 105, Little Rock, AR 72223
501-891-5492 (P) | 501-747-2149 (F)

Children who are struggling socially, emotionally, or behaviorally are oftentimes misunderstood and misdiagnosed. At Pediatrics Plus Counseling and Diagnostics, we want to provide families with an integrative approach to care. We believe that all behavior is purposeful. Research suggests that children and adolescents express their emotions through behaviors. Behavior can also reflect how children interpret and process information. 

Our mission, at PPCD, is to promote maximum cognitive and emotional growth. To achieve this mission and better serve our families, we are expanding our services to include counseling and diagnostic services.

Pediatrics Plus Counseling & Diagnostics is a highly trained team of professionals offering behavioral health services to children, teens, and families. We utilize evidence-based counseling techniques, a wide array of psychoeducational assessments, and board-certified psychiatrists to meet families’ needs. The PPCD treatment team can provide wrap around services to children and families to ensure they are receiving the support needed to succeed. 

We were so happy with our daughter's testing! Everyone was so kind and helpful and that sure made it easier on her!
- Kristen M.

Counseling Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Counseling for Kids ages 2 through 17
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trichotillomania
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Behavior Issues

Assessment Process

At Pediatrics Plus, we offer an individualized assessment that best meets your child's needs. Below are just a few of the things our Counseling and Diagnostics offers:

  • One on one testing
  • Full IQ Testing
  • Language screenings
  • Full academic testing for math, writing, and reading
  • Recommendations for school accomodations and phonological processing assessments 
  • Hands on ADHD assessments
  • School accommodations
  • Individualized recommendations based on test results

To inquire about an assessment, contact Counseling & Diagnostics at 501-891-5492 or fill out the online form below. 

Our intake coordinator will call you to set up an appointment after checking insurance benefits or Medicaid eligibility (AR only). Paperwork (including a patient information sheet, parent questionnaire and teacher questionnaire) will be mailed or emailed to you for completion. We require copies of any previous testing. 

For a full psychoeducational evaluation, expect approximately 6-7 hours of testing. 

Please allow up to 30 days after the last testing date to receive results. A consultation will be scheduled to discuss the final report and recommendations. 

What to Expect

  • Bring a snack and drink for your child.
  • Please give your child any and ALL medications
  • Child will not be evaluated if glasses or hearing aids are not worn.
  • We require 72 hours notice to cancel an appointment.
    • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Please let us know if your child requires additional accomodations before date of testing.

Who We Evaluate

  • Formal learning disability testing for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia requires that the child must have completed at LEAST 1 semester of kindergarten - 1 full year is recommended.
  • ADHD can be assessed at age 5.
  • We do not guarantee a diagnosis.
  • Formal evaluations can only be completed once per calendar year. If your child was screened or evaulated by the school or private sector, we will need copies of the results before scheduling.

We Test For The Following Learning Disabilities:

Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects reading and spelling. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in processing word-sounds and by weaknesses in short-term verbal memory; its effects may be seen in spoken language as well as written language.


Dyslexia Warning Signs

  • Delayed speech
  • Mixing up sounds/syllables in long words
  • Constant confusion of left vs. right
  • Late establishing a dominant hand
  • Trouble memorizing information
  • Can’t create words that rhyme
  • A close family member with Dyslexia
  • Letter and number reversals continuing past end of 1st grade
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading
  • Extreme difficulty with spelling
  • Slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read
  • Dreads going to school
Dysgraphia
Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically, the disorder causes a person's writing to be distorted or incorrect.

Dysgraphia Warning Signs

  • A mixture of upper and lower case letters
  • Irregular letter shapes and sizes
  • Unfinished letters
  • Struggles to use writing as a communication tool
  • Odd writing grip
  • Many spelling mistakes
  • Decreased or increased speed of writing and copying
  • Talks to self while writing
  • General illegibility
  • Reluctance or refusal to complete writing tasks
  • Physical pain in hand and/or arm when writing
  • Poor use of lines and spaces
Dyscalculia
Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability that is characterized by a pattern of difficulties processing numerical information, math facts and performing accurate or fluent calculations.

Dyscalculia Warning Signs
  • Uses fingers to count out math solutions, long after peers have stopped using that method.
  • Trouble memorizing and recalling math facts.
  • Can't count money.
  • Telling time on an analog clock is a problem.
  • Hesitation before sorting out right from left. 
  • Difficulty recognizing patterns and number sequencing.
  • Can't make sense of math formulas.
ADHD/ADD

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American children. It interferes with a person's ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognitive and behavioral). 

ADHD/ADD Warning Signs

  • Does not pay close attention to details and/or makes careless mistakes
  • Difficulty sustaining attention or is easily distracted
  • Does not appear to listen
  • Struggles to follow through on instructions
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly
  • Acts as if driven by a motor
  • Talks excessively
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns
  • Interrupts and intrudes upon others

Funding

Call our team and we will check insurance benefits for your family. Our Arkansas locations accept most private insurance as well at Medicaid, ARKids A, and TEFRA. We also offer private pay rates, as well as individualized payment plans. 

Testing Locations

Little Rock | 12921 Cantrell Road, Suite 105 | Driving Directions
Conway | 2740 College Avenue | Driving Directions