Developed by a Psychologist
Heads Up Checkup is the brainchild of Dr. Martin Eaton, a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children and families. After a speaking engagement on Childhood Mental Health at the local chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Eaton recognized the need for a comprehensive screening tool that would be thorough yet quick and easy to access. After assembling a team of research professionals, software architects, and programmers, Dr. Eaton spent two years developing and testing the Heads Up Checkup prototype. Advisors from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and education contributed their time and feedback. Members of the Mental Health Committee of the local chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics provided immeasurable support, feedback, and encouragement.
Heads Up Checkup was beta tested in multiple pediatric practices in Southern California as well as Northern California, Arizona, and Indiana. The screening tool is developed for use by schools, businesses, HMOs, and healthcare providers.