Services & Treatment
The core team members of the CDRC Child Development Program include:
- A board certified developmental pediatrician
- Pediatric nurse practitioner
- Clinical psychologist
- Special educator
- Speech and language pathologist or audiologist.
Other specialists, such as social workers, occupational therapists and physical therapists are also available for consultation as needed.
Teams are generally set up as determined by the child's needs. Of note, Special Education provides academic assessments and, in conjunction with clinical psychology, is an invaluable part of the team in making the diagnosis of a learning disability. In addition, they often make very specific recommendations to aid the child in the learning process.
The Child Development Clinics are made up of several multidisciplinary teams, including an Early Childhood Assessment Team (ECAT), the Learning Disability/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder team (LD/ADHD), medication management and the Tourette clinic.
Early Childhood Assessment Team (ECAT)
The ECAT team primarily sees preschool children who may have speech and language delays, general developmental delays, behavioral issues, lack of social skills in relation to age and hyperactivity.
Learning Disability/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Team
The LD/ADHD team focuses on school age children who are having difficulties learning or coping in school. These teams work in consultation with the family, primary care provider or schools to evaluate the child, determine the child's strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for treatment, ongoing monitoring or further diagnostic evaluations to be done in the community.
Follow up assessments, developmental monitoring and medication management (for ADHD, autism and Tourette's Syndrome) are also available through the CDRC Child Development Program.