• July 10, 2018

    Authors of Cleape Launch Psychology Practice: Clear Child Psychology

    Summer 2018: Grand opening for new psychology practice from the authors of Cleape. CLEAR Child Psychology is based in Colorado, but is a primarily web-based clinical psychology practice that makes Clinical expertise accessible and reliable (CLEAR). A team of psychologists started full time this summer with the mission to help 1 million families find the right help for their kids.  Visit the site at clearchildpsychology. To learn more about what psychologists do see https://cleape.com/professionals/licensed-psychologist/.

    Here on cleape readers have FREE access to a wide variety of resources and psychological information. For example, learn about processing speed and what it means for your child here https://cleape.com/understanding/processing-speed/ 

    Cleape is free and will always be free. CLEAR is a psychology business offering up fee-based services for kids and their parents who have concerns about mental health, development, or education.

  • November 6, 2017

    We are presenting CLEAPE on Saturday at CSSP

    This Saturday (11/9-11/11) in Beaver Creek for CSSP, our team will be presenting on using the Cleape model as a hypothesis testing framework. Rather than puzzling at the many reasons why a child might struggle with writing, School Psychologists and other mental health professionals can identify root causes through a simple framework of related symptoms. Our presentation will help professionals identify interventions, accommodations, and services to address writing problems. We will be doing the Thursday evening event, an exhibit table all day on Friday, the Friday night event, and then a workshop presentation on Saturday morning (11/11). I hope to see you up there or read it for yourself here:


  • October 24, 2017

    Rigid child

    Would you describe your child as unyielding, inflexible, or relentless? Is your child a ‘my way or the highway’ kind of kid? If plans are changed, does your child throw a fit? Psychologists call this ‘rigidity.’ Learn what to do here.

    Rigid Behavior


  • October 23, 2017

    Is your child throwing tantrums?

    Is your child throwing fits and melting down? Was your child difficult to soothe as an infant?

    Some children are more challenging to raise. However, if tantrums last over an hour or occur more than a couple times per week, your child may have an issue worthy of clinical attention. To learn more about these symptoms and for free information on strategies to address tantrums, go to cleape.com under ‘Behaving.’

    Here you will find no ads, no pop-ups. Cleape tells you “what’s the matter”.



  • October 16, 2017

    What to do if your older child cannot sleep

    Is your child not sleeping? Information abounds for parents of babies and toddlers who are not sleeping through the night. But what about for parents of 8-year-old children, middle school students, and high school kids? When one child in the home is not sleeping, it can wreak havoc on the whole family. You may be bleary-eyed and exhausted. Your other kids may be grouchy and short tempered. Your kids may be falling asleep in language arts class. All of this can occur because one family member just can’t seem to get any Zzzzz’s. Here’s what you can do to help your child get some rest:


  • October 16, 2017

    What to do if your child is struggling to communicate with peers

    Parents, have you ever wondered about your child’s communication skills? Many children have an adequate vocabulary but struggle to use their language skills to communicate with peers. Social language requires the ability to:

    • Think of relevant stories to share
    • Draw on experiences
    • Make connections to the experiences of others
    • Pay attention
    • Take turns
    • Formulate questions
    • Know how to start up and finish conversations

    If you are the parent of a very young child it can be hard to know whether your child is on-track. However, even in infants and toddlers there are social-communication milestones to consider. As your child gets older, these skills are expected to become more sophisticated and begin to lead to lasting friendships. If you are wondering about your child’s social language skills, this article provides a clear guide.


  • October 16, 2017

    What do IQ tests really measure in kids?

    Have you ever wondered about intelligence testing for kids? What does an IQ score really mean? Although an IQ test is only one measure of a child’s ability, intelligence tests have been shown to be reliable and valid as a basis of comparing one child’s skills to that of a large pool of peers from around the country. If you are wondering whether your child needs an IQ test, read this article for help. Or, if you have already had your child’s IQ tested and feel unclear about the meaning of the results, click here to learn more.


    If you would like to take a short quiz, to evaluate your concerns regarding your child’s cognitive abilities, take the quiz here:


  • October 16, 2017

    NEW RELEASE. Fall 2017!

    What is Cleape?

    Cleape.com is a mental health framework that guides families to the resources needed to get help for their kids. The name ‘Cleape’ is a blend of ‘clear’ and ‘leap;’ both symbolizing a child’s potential to jump over hurdles and face problems. This site offers accessible and reliable guidance to families with concerns about a child’s mental health. Targeting a child’s precise needs saves precious time. To that end, this is free, expedient, and confidential. You will find no ads, no pop-ups. Here’s where you will learn ‘what’s the matte

  • June 20, 2017

    Welcome to Cleape

    Welcome! We are so glad you are here. This is a free website for parents and professionals who are concerned about a child’s mental health. Click around on the Behaving page and see our first live area of the site.