Elementary - Services

Elementary Age Services: 6–12

Fraser Enhances Lasting Success in School and the Community for School-Age Children

Fraser can help with these common diagnoses, issues, behaviors and more.
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Worry/Anxiety
  • Learning Problems
  • Physical Disability
  • Speech-Language Disorders

Fraser offers a comprehensive selection of assessments, evaluations, and testing to help identify strengths, needs, and treatment options. You will meet with a Fraser Mental Health Professional for an initial assessment to identify next steps and recommendations for additional testing.
  • Diagnostic Assessment: a 1- to 2-hour assessment conducted without formal testing, including a follow-up appointment to review results and recommendations. This is the initial assessment for mental/behavioral health services that will take place at Fraser and provide access to ongoing Fraser mental/behavioral health services. Your clinician will discuss if any additional testing is needed and will provide referrals for Psychological Testing if appropriate. Psychological Testing is not required to begin to access services such as Family Therapy or Individual Therapy.
  • Psychological Testing: After the initial assessment, if appropriate and further testing is needed for a mental health diagnosis, the client will be scheduled for Psychological Testing. Psychological Testing may be completed in one appointment, or a series of appointments, providing specific diagnostic information using standardized tests and questionnaires.
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation: usually referred by a physician, if a brain disorder or a neurodevelopmental disorder is suspected, like ADHD, language disorders, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. For children 6 and older.

Services for children who receive Medical Assistance (MA), MA through a Managed Care Program (PMAP) or are on the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA).
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Comprehensive transitional care
  • Patient and family support
  • Referral to community and social support services

Calling 612-446-HOPE (4673) or emailing fraserhopeline@fraser.org puts you in touch with a care advocate who can help with autism, mental health, or diverse needs. You may be referred to appropriate services or connected to community resources.

Fraser Case Management helps individuals with disabilities and their families find and access mental health, educational, recreational, social, and vocational services. Fraser is contracted to provide the following waiver services to people of all ages in Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey Counties:

  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver
  • DD Non-Waiver (Rule 185 and VA/DD)

Case Management helps individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and those with mental health conditions gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, financial, and other resources that support their mental health.

Available to people of all ages in Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey Counties with the following waivers.
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver
  • DD Non-Waiver

In a Fraser Family Consult, your family meets with a therapist to discuss concerns, needs, and primary challenges involving your child. A Fraser Family Consult may also include a review of your child’s medical records and consultations from specialty staff for speech, occupational and feeding therapy, and crisis supports.

Following your consultation, your child may receive a recommendation for treatment, which may begin immediately. You will also receive a support plan individualized to your family’s needs and recommendations for community supports and contacts.

Fraser offers individual, family, and group autism therapy options to help with social or emotional regulation and provide education regarding your diagnosis. We help you and your family address needs and achieve goals for better connections, interactions, and harmony.

Fraser offers individual, family, and group mental health therapy options to help with social or emotional regulation and provide education regarding your diagnosis. We help you and your family address needs and achieve goals for better connections, interactions, and harmony.

Fraser Group Skills Training helps develop the social and emotional skills of the individual, family, or group. Fraser clinicians provide clients with tools for coping and interacting with others at home, at school, and in the community.

Learn Talk Play is a service exclusive to Fraser, developed by our therapists to serve children who have difficulty in a typical classroom setting, but don’t need intensive therapy.

Learn Talk Play teaches children to interpret social cues and interact with their peers. Children learn how to play with other children, follow and participate in a group plan, think about others, cope with the unexpected and express emotions.

For children, ages 4-6 and 7-12, who need occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, or both.

Fraser neuropsychology establishes a picture of a child’s cognitive abilities and social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment. An evaluation can also detect a neurodevelopmental disorders or neurological disorders, such as

Neurodevelopmental disorders include complex cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD), autism, developmental delay, and learning disabilities. Neurological disorders might include seizures, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, Tourette’s disorder or infectious diseases.

Fraser Occupational Therapists use play and other age-appropriate activities to help children develop crucial skills, such as:
  • Fine motor skills, like eye-to-hand coordination
  • Gross motor skills, focusing on whole-body coordination
  • Daily living skills, like eating with utensils and writing
  • Sensory processing abilities, focusing on coping and calming strategies
For infants through teens.

Fraser therapists can help families dealing with issues of trauma, attachment development, grief and loss, and separation. Your child may also be struggling with his or her identity, race, ethnicity or open adoption relationships.

Foster Care and Adoption Support includes the following:
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Psychological evaluations
  • County-referred parenting assessments
  • Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Management
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Parent guidance
  • Support groups
  • Preschool Day Treatment

Physical Therapy helps children improve mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination. Children participate in weekly or twice weekly outpatient sessions at a Fraser clinic.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a caregiver-driven approach that includes assessment, proactively setting the stage for success, teaching new skills, reinforcing desirable behavior, and responding effectively to difficult behavior. Caregivers receive resources to learn more about PBS.

Fraser offers the following rehabilitation therapy services for infants and children up to age 12.
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Learn Talk Play

Fraser therapists use a variety of specialized therapies and techniques to improve each child’s results. We also coordinate care with parents, caregivers, teachers, other mental health professionals and primary care providers.

Fidgeting. Isolation. Fights. Falling behind. Excessive absences. Drug or alcohol abuse. This is what mental health issues look like in students, but the causes behind the behavior may include anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, adjustment disorders, autism, trauma or stressor disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses.

Fraser partners with Head Start programs in Ramsey, Anoka, and Washington Counties and the School Districts of Edina, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington to provide onsite mental health care to students and families. We also offer consultations and training for school staff on managing mental health issues and behavior in the classroom.

Speech-Language Therapy is for children who experience delays or difficulties with speaking, language, social communication, or eating and swallowing. Our experienced staff use play and age-appropriate activities to help your child develop:
  • Language and processing skills
  • Articulation
  • Oral motor skills
  • Eating and swallowing abilities
  • Social skills
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (sign language, etc.)
We provide individualized care so that each child can reach his or her full potential. For children from infancy through teen years.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known as TF-CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps children and adolescents who have significant emotional needs related to traumatic life events acquire effective coping strategies that improve behavior, well-being, and family functioning.