How We Help

Get the help you need, when you need it

Empower + Educate

Understand your child’s unique needs

We help families understand their child’s unique strengths and needs through a quick and accurate assessment process. Powered by innovative, telehealth driven technology, our diagnostic software, CADE, allows us to assess, diagnose and start addressing issues immediately.

Prioritize + Connect

Build a customized plan and take action

We use our assessments to create customized plans-of-action for each family. These “roadmaps” lay out such next steps as: which clinicians to see, what school programs to apply for, or what actions to take at home. We help families formulate a plan so that they can get on a clear path forward and start seeing progress.

Referrals to Specialists

Do you need an OT or a PT? A doctor or a nutritionist? We’ll guide you, so that you know the right types of therapies and the best providers for your child. We use evidence based strategies and therapies that have been proven to optimize outcomes. No more guesswork, no more wasted time and resources. The sooner you get the right help for your child, the sooner you can get on the path towards greater happiness for your family.

Advocacy at School

It’s often challenging getting a school to understand and address your child’s unique needs. We’re here to help your child get the support they need at school. Whether it’s accommodations in the classroom or the timely initiations of IEP’s and 504’s, we’ll help advocate for your child.

Team Alignment

We make sure that all your therapists, doctors, and other support providers maintain the most updated information regarding your child. Using CADE, we ensure that your specialists stay updated on your child’s progress, so that an effective ecosystem of care can be created to support your family every step of the way.

Guidance at Home

The unique needs of one child often affects the entire family. We guide families with specific techniques and strategies to help maintain calm and stability within the household. Together, we can create a home environment where everyone can thrive.

Advocate + Coach

Get ongoing support and coaching

We provide long-term support for families as they continue their journeys. Parental coaching, clinical referrals and school advocacy are just a few examples of ways we help. By offering ongoing support, and monitoring your child’s progress with CADE, we are able to improve outcomes at home and at school.

What Parents Have Said

The remote diagnosis from Clear Child was an event which became the golden key that unlocked all of the progress our child has made. The CADE framework made it possible to both initially assess, and also now reassess, such that we can make comparisons over time. Day over day, progress can be hard to see and it can be a source of doubt sometimes. But with the CADE framework teaching us what to look for, all the wonderful progress is brought into sharper focus and summarized. No doubts now, I know we are doing the right things for our child. Clear Child has taken us from ‘what could be wrong?’ to ‘what might be?’.

– MC

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Parent FAQs

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    I have a range of complex cases involving autism and other differential disorders. Can CADE help?

    Yes, CADE has been shown to differentiate autism from other conditions, even in complex cases, including GT, girl profiles, teens, and emotional or behavioral issues.

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    It's challenging to explain the child's diagnostic profile to families. What approach should I take?

    CADE is a great way to display data in a meaningful and accessible way for families. Often, even when the clinician and family see the severity levels differently, similar patterns are shown across raters. Taking a look at these graphical profiles together aids in communication and alignment among clinicians and families on priorities for treatment.

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    When is CADE used in the evaluation process? Is this a screener or diagnostic?

    Both! CADE can be used early in the evaluation process to prepare for the initial consultation or first day of testing. That process allows for identification of the issues to address in interviews and testing. Then, after clinicians complete all the assessment measures, they can fill out CADE to get an autism probability score and severity level. In this way, CADE offers support in making diagnostic decisions.

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    I’m concerned about my child’s development. What should I do?

    Many families we meet feel lost on how to help their kids with mental health, behavior, or development. We can help by having a quick and free 20 minute meeting to see what’s going on and provide guidance as to whether an assessment or other service will be helpful for you.

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    I suspect my child has autism, but keep getting told to “wait and see.” What should I do?

    Often well-meaning friends and professionals lead parents astray with comments like ‘he’s just being a boy’ or ‘all kids develop at different rates’ or ‘you don’t want a label.’ Unfortunately, this advice leads to wasted time for therapy that might be essential for your child’s healthy development. If you are concerned, trust your gut and don’t delay getting things checked out.

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    My child struggles to make friends or maintain friendships. What’s happening?

    Even kids who are ‘socially motivated’ can struggle to make deep and lasting connections. This happens because intimate relationships require higher level skills and some kids need extra help to develop those. We can help guide you to the services or resources that teach social skills.

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    My child has a diagnosis and I still feel so overwhelmed. Where do I go for guidance?

    Most families, even with a good evaluation feel lost and alone in a sea of therapy options. Even the right therapies will not work as your child’s needs begin to change with maturity and time. We can help by providing clarity and a customized roadmap for supporting your unique child.

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    My child is in therapy and new concerns have appeared. What should I do now?

    We actually see that a lot. It’s a good thing when your child’s needs change as it is a sign of progress. However, it can be tricky to figure out what to do at this point. We can help by doing a mini-assessment (a non-diagnostic assessment) to evaluate your child’s current needs and create a plan to move forward on the new priorities that have emerged more recently.

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    My child is in therapy, but this one symptom is not going away. What do I do?

    Some symptoms are stubborn to treat. It could be that the behavior pattern has become really entrenched as a way of coping or negotiating the environment. We can help by guiding you to therapy that more directly addresses that issue or helping you establish an in-home intervention plan.

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    Does Clear Child Psychology serve families or clinicians?

    Both! We primarily serve families through diagnostic assessment and coaching programs. We also license the use of our assessment tool, CADE, to diagnostic clinicians for their evaluations.

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    Is Clear Child Psychology a clinical practice or a software business?

    Both! We provide clinical services directly to families, contract and refer to other providers; as well as, development and licensing out of our CADE software assessment tool.

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    Does Clear Child Psychology take insurance?

    No, at present we do not accept insurance plans or Medicaid. The reason is that many of our unique methods, including our telehealth assessments, and family coaching model, are not often reimbursed by insurance plans. We have seen that even when insurance is used, the cost savings are minimal and we believe that the quality of our services and corresponding improvements in the mental health of the children we serve make invaluable use of the investment.  We are also committed to offering our services at a low cost to families, and in a fraction of the time.

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    Does Clear Child Psychology provide direct therapy to children?

    No. We do coach families and work directly with kids in a coaching capacity. In that role, we help families and kids problem solve and coach older kids on strategies to work on social skills. But it is short-term and in a coaching role, not traditional therapy.

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    Does Clear Child Psychology prescribe medication?

    No. We are psychologists. Psychologists diagnose but do not prescribe medications. We provide referrals to psychiatrists or other medical doctors if that appears to be warranted during the evaluation.

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