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Guidance

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The Guidance Clinic offers preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services for children with developmental, psychological, speech, language, and hearing problems.  These services are for situational problems that can be resolved on a short-term outpatient treatment basis.

National web information sites:

National Institute of Mental Health  http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

NIMH- Mental Health Topics  http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/  

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters  http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/violence.cfm

OSDH Child Guidance  Child Guidance

Child Guidance: Where Families Find Solutions (brochure) Spanish Version

Services

The following services are provided for children 12 years of age and younger and for the adults who are responsible for their development:

  • Primary prevention which includes parent education, workshops, and parent/child enrichment programs
  • Educational and consultative services - cooperative effort with schools, Head Start, DHS, and other state agencies to enhance child development
  • Clinical services for children and their families which includes intake interviews and standardized testing
  • Group, individual, and family treatment for the following:
    • Situational, emotional, and behavioral problems
    • Family communication and problem solving techniques
    • Disciplinary alternatives
  • Provide public presentations for the following topics:
    • Bullying and violence prevention
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - clinical signs, symptoms, and treatment interventions
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Parent Education and Disciplinary Alternatives

Enrollment Criteria

The focus is for those children 12 and younger and their responsible guardian or parents.  Please call for exceptions.

Fee

Medicaid is accepted.  A sliding scale fee is charged based on a person's household income. 

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 to 5:00

How to Make an Appointment

Parent or guardian may come in to pick up applications or call for applications to be mailed.  Once applications are filled out and returned the clinician will call to arrange an appointment.  Telephone number is (580)585-6652.

Providers

Currently services are provided by a psychological clinician and a speech-language pathologist/audiologist.

Contact Person for Questions

Jamie Bybee at (580) 585-6652 or e-mail address JamieB@health.ok.gov .

 

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