Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

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What are the differences between testing, screening, assessment and evaluation?
Testing is a generic term that can be used in different places and often means that a professional, such as a teacher, pediatrician, counselor or special education consultant wants to learn more about your child. Testing can show a child’s strengths and...

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What are the different types of treatment?
There are many types of treatments for children who have mental health issues. Individual outpatient treatment is where your child will see a counselor one or more times weekly to help them with their difficulties. For younger children it is most helpful ...

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What are the different ways of treating my young child’s mental health issues?
For very young children, the treatment typically involves working with parents and their children together. It often includes visiting with parents at home to find out what their concerns are and to see how the young children interact with others in their...

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What are the early warning signs of mental health problems/social and emotional delays?
Some early warning signs can include: the lack of ability to be soothed, lack of regular sleep/awake cycles, and serious issues with feeding. Although all children experience these problems from time to time, when these issues become serious or interfere...

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What are the eligibility requirements for special education and related services?
To be eligible for special education and related services a child must be between 3 and 21 years old and have one or more of the following disabilities, determined by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Autism Deaf-blind...

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What are the signs of healthy development in my young child (birth to 6)?
Here is what to look for in your young child that will show good mental health: Babies are alert and willing to explore toys and play with caregivers. They enjoy being held and making noises with their caregivers.   They play games like “So BIG”...

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What are the steps to receive special education and related services for a child with a mental health issue or disability?
Meeting the educational needs of a child in school is important to their success. It is important for parents and caregivers to understand the process which can be confusing. There are federal and local laws that protect the rights of children with disabi...

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What are the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children?
Symptoms of PTSD in children (also referred to more broadly as “childhood traumatic stress”) typically fall into four major categories: Traumatic Repetitions Traumatic play Play reenactment Nightmares Flashbacks and dissociation Distre...

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What are the warning signs that my child might be having difficulty in school due to mental health related issues?
As a parent, you usually know your child better than anyone else. There are a variety of signs that might suggest your child is having difficulties at school. Some possible things to look for include: Is your child suddenly avoiding school or comp...

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What can a parent or caregiver expect after they request a referral to special education or related services?
If an evaluation is needed, a team which includes the parents (In Connecticut this is called a Planning and Placement Team, PPT) will meet to share information about the child’s development and school performance. This evaluation is free to families. Pa...

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