Comprehensive Evaluations and Support
The Diagnostic Clinic at ChildServe offers a kid-focused, family-friendly place for families to receive evaluations, diagnoses, and support for their child’s behavioral health. Our team recommends treatment plans for a variety of mental health or cognitive concerns. The specialists at ChildServe use the assessments to create individualized comprehensive reports. These reports help children thrive in school, home, and life.
Why choose ChildServe?
The experts in ChildServe’s Diagnostic Clinic, like our Psychologists, Behavioral Analysts, and Therapists, have specialized training and knowledge to assess children for mental or behavioral health concerns.
Our psychology program experts can partner with other ChildServe experts to provide children with a well-rounded approach to their healthcare needs.
ChildServe provides testing for a wide range of mental health concerns in one convenient location.
Who We Serve
ChildServe’s Diagnostic Clinic serves children and young adults (toddler through 21 years old) who need an interdisciplinary team to take a comprehensive and accurate assessment of a child’s diagnosis. This includes children needing the clarity of diagnosis or information about their level of functioning for individual learning plans at school. We assess for the following:
Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnoses
Presence of ADHD
Personality features or disturbances
Information processing difficulties
Executive functioning issues
We Know Kids
Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide mental healthcare designed for children and young adults. Our Diagnostic Clinic experts have specialized knowledge and skills to evaluate children in need of psychological support. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids feel comfortable and safe.
Children receive assessments throughout a full- or half-day appointment in a 1:1 child-administrator ratio with family observation. Psychological, occupational, and speech professionals perform diagnostic evaluations as a team. ChildServe provides a comprehensive report of a child’s diagnosis and recommended treatment. Our diagnostic team uses many standardized testing tools from psychological, occupational and speech disciplines to evaluate many levels of a child’s functioning.
We Care about Families
Our pediatric specialists provide families with feedback, guidance, and resources to help parents and educators understand a child’s condition. Our medical social workers provide families with care coordination for the transition to or from ChildServe’s other programs and any other community resources that may be needed.
Our Team of Specialists
ChildServe’s Diagnostic Clinic includes many healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive services from ChildServe’s Diagnostic Clinic?
ChildServe’s Diagnostic Clinic serves children and young adults (toddler-21 years old) who need an interdisciplinary team to take a comprehensive and accurate assessment of a child’s diagnosis. This includes children needing the clarity of diagnosis or information about their level of functioning for individual learning plans at school. We assess for the following:
- Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnoses
- Presence of ADHD
- Personality features or disturbances
- Information processing difficulties
- Learning disabilities
- Emotional disorders
- Memory issues
- Executive functioning issues
- Gifted Testing
If you are unsure what your child may need to be evaluated for, please call us to receive initial insight about how we may be able serve your child.
How do I get started?
Referrals can be made by the child’s parent/guardian, physicians, case managers, therapists, or other members of the child’s care team. To make a referral or request more information, call 515-727-8750.
Where are the evaluations provided?
Diagnostic evaluations are currently offered in the Johnston location.
When are services provided?
Diagnostic Clinic evaluations are available Monday through Thursday by appointment.
ChildServe – Johnston
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
If you would like to make a referral, or if you have additional questions, please use the contact form below.
ChildServe Center - Johnston
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 4,500 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.