The Healthy Brain Network offers families the opportunity to have a no-cost comprehensive mental health and learning evaluation for children ages 5–21 years old. You can learn more about that evaluation elsewhere on this site.
But what if your child is too young for the program, or you have other concerns you hope to address? The Child Mind Institute and our collaborators also offer families other research options and resources for comprehensive testing or treatment! You can see options and learn what benefits they provide below.
HEALTHY BRAIN NETWORK SUB-STUDIES FOR HEALTHY BRAIN NETWORK FAMILIES
Children who are aged 6–11 and are struggling with reading or math may qualify to be part of the Healthy Brain Network + EDUCATE combined program. This combined program offers these children 12 weeks of at-home reading and math skill-building computer games in addition to the same comprehensive evaluation offered by the Healthy Brain Network program — all at no cost. Those who qualify get fast-tracked through the HBN waitlist and evaluation. Get details of HBN + EDUCATE.
Rhythms & Blues (R&B) Study
Children aged 11–14 who have participated in the Healthy Brain Network may be eligible to join this study — a collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health — using the Child Mind Institute’s proprietary app, MindLogger™, to track their mood, sleep, and exercise/activity over a one-year period. Participating families receive quarterly reports on their child’s sleep and activity patterns. They also get access to live webinars on mental health, physical health, and sleep hygiene hosted by experts from the National Institute of Mental Health. Find out more about the R&B Study.
OTHER CHILD MIND INSTITUTE STUDIES
Neuronal Correlates Study
For families with children ages 8–11 years old who have ADHD or autism spectrum disorder (no formal diagnosis necessary). This program offers families the opportunity to have a no-cost psychoeducational and autism evaluation for their child, and learn more about their child’s cognitive, language and academic skills. Families receive a report that can be used to secure services or shared with their child’s school to secure accommodations. Read more about the Neuronal Correlates program.
Brain and Behavior Study
For families with children ages 18–48 months who have language, social or, behavior concerns. This program offers families the opportunity to have a no-cost comprehensive developmental evaluation for their child and learn more about their child’s behavior, language, and social skills. Some children may qualify for ongoing monitoring over a 3-year period. Families recieve a report that can be used to secure early intervention services or shared with their child’s pre-K or school to secure accommodations. Learn about the Brain and Behavior program.