Screening Tools

Screening tools are just that, a tool to help start talking points for the provider and you to figure out what is going on and the best approach to help soften or correct your symptoms. Many online screening tools exist but without the interview or interpretation from your provider, you are likely to get a false positive screen.  Many conditions (like ADHD) can share similar symptoms which requires a skilled provider to rule out narrow down the likely cause of the symptoms. Once that is done, then a treatment plan can be determined. Bottom line: one screen or brief interview will not likely diagnose your condition.

PHQ-9

This screen helps evaluate the degree of depression and sadness that an individual is struggling with. 


GAD-7

This tool helps identify the degree of worry or anxiety  intrusion an individual is impacted by in their life.  



MDQ

This screen helps identify shifts in mood, energy, impulsivity, and behavior changes. Some individuals will have had previous evaluations for cycling moods and/or have family members with these symptoms. 


ACES

Acute childhood early events impact an individual's mood and temperament in their life. It helps the clinician know how chaotic early childhood was and how it contributes to their current mood.


WURS

This screen helps identify how early on an individual was impacted by intrusive moods, distractibility, behavioral issues, and difficulty in school. This is helpful in assessing for focus and concentration problems. 


ASRS

This is a screening tool that helps an individual describe the degree of current problems with focus, concentration, hyperactivity, and impatience to their provider. 


EAT-26

This is a helpful tool that describes and communicates an individual's attitudes about their patterns of eating, thinking about their body, and behavior to control and manage their weight.



BSDS

This screen helps describe the shifts in moods and energy an individual is impacted with in their life. We all have ups and downs and with that our energy will fluctuate. This gets a sense of how strong the ups and downs are and what the quality of the energy is like with the mood shifts. It is a tool to be interpreted by a clinician.

Auditory Processing

This tool helps communicate any difficulties a person is struggling with in interpretation of what they hear, understand, and interpret was said. It is not a hearing screen but helps in the assessment of an individual who is seeking help for ADHD like symptoms. 


Sensory Processing

This is a screen that is often used with assessing a person's reaction to their environment. Some people are described as extremely sensitive or under sensitive. These individuals may have reactive behavior or difficulty adjusting in life to changing circumstances. This can help the provider determine how to stabilize their mood.


AQ Screen

This is a preliminary screen that may suggest why a client is struggling to manage their communication, relationships, and work. It helps the provider start a conversation with the client to determine if more comprehensive assessment for Autism should be sought out. 


YBOCS

Do you have repetitive thoughts or behaviors? Are you bothered by violent or recurring disturbing images and worry what is wrong with you? Do you doubt your relationships? If so, taking this screen and discussing with your provider may help provide insight into ways to treat you therapeutically.