Warning signs

Working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families is our specialty. Student challenges can be seen in home, school, and community, and many co-exist in all environments. Challenges can be complex and often overlap. Below are some, but not all, of the possible behaviors and diagnosis. 

GPS Family Consulting can help determine what these signs mean and what direction should be taken. Often parents are looking for an alternative academic environment that may be able to individualize instruction and meet the emotional needs of their child. On occasion, parents are looking to provide their child with a “rites of passage” experience that will enhance confidence, self esteem, and communication. Typically, it is when parents have tried other interventions and support services that have failed. Let GPS Family Consulting assist you in getting your child “back on track” and choosing the right path.

Common Adolescent Behavior and Diagnosis, Ages 8-17

  • School Refusal and/or failure
  • Poor school performance
  • Learning Differences
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Impulsive Behaviors
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Poor Social Skills
  • Negative peer group
  • Difficulty making and keeping friends
  • Oppositional Behaviors: Angry, lying, defiant
  • Depression and Bi-Polar
  • Self-Harming Behaviors: Cutting, burning, picking
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol, Technology
  • Sexual Identity and Orientation
  • Adoption and attachment Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Conflict

Common Young Adult Behavior and Diagnosis, Ages 18-28

  • Failure to launch
  • Lack of motivation and Immaturity
  • Poor coping skills and emotional regulation
  • Poor Boundaries and/or easily influenced
  • Inability to navigate daily responsibilities
  • Lack of direction and purpose
  • Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol, Technology
  • Impulsive Behaviors and or Legal Issues
  • Poor Autonomy and self-reliance
  • Poor educational performance
  • Learning Differences
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Sexual Identity and Orientation
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Personality Disorders and/or traits
  • Thoughts Disorders
  • Depression and/or Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders