Children's Services

Children’s Services Overview

Hattiesburg Clinic offers a variety of services for children and adolescents, including learning assessments, mental health evaluations and treatment services. Our goal is to provide personalized care to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Evaluations are completed by clinical psychologists to determine psychological needs, which may include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, Autism spectrum disorder or other possible mental health conditions. Evaluations conducted by our certified speech-language pathologists are also available to determine the presence of speech, language and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Kindergarten readiness evaluations are available for preschool students to provide parents and teachers a snapshot of the child’s abilities (social, physical, emotional and learning) before entering grade school.

Parent consultations are included in our evaluation procedures to ensure understanding of the patient’s needs. Recommendations are made for a plan of care for home and school.

Medication management begins with a physical consultation and includes follow-up visits with patients through college. This is provided for ADHD and other related problems by our team of medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Counseling and behavior therapy is available for behavioral and emotional needs.

Speech-language therapy services are provided on a limited basis.

Evaluation Services (Preschool – College)

Working as a team, our speech-language pathologists and clinical psychologists evaluate patients to determine the presence of underlying conditions that can lead to learning or behavioral difficulties.

The initial evaluation typically includes:

  • Completion of parent and teacher psychological rating scales
  • Parent and patient interviews
  • Input from the medical team obtained from their history and physical exam
  • A review of the patient’s educational, psychological and medical history, as well as the family’s educational, psychological and medical history
  • Standardized evaluations to determine the patient’s intelligence, language abilities and learning achievement
  • QbTest – computerized performance test that objectively measures core symptoms of ADHD relative to same age and gender peers
  • Additional evaluations may be provided to assess the presence of dyslexia

Hattiesburg Clinic also provides autism evaluations for children 3 years and older, with special emphasis on preschool children.

After all evaluations are completed, a consultation with the medical provider and educational consultant is included to ensure family understanding of evaluation results and plan of care.

Mental Health
Hattiesburg, MS
Psychiatry - Lincoln Center
Hattiesburg Clinic - Lincoln Center
1 Lincoln Pkwy.
Ste. 304
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mental Health
Hattiesburg, MS
Psychology & Counseling
102 Medical Park
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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