How we work is as important as what we do.

We don't take shortcuts, we do get results.

At the Child Study Center, we take our role in your child's life very seriously. To determine precisely what is contributing to their developmental difficulties, we take the time and follow the steps to thoroughly evaluate each child. Depending on the age of the child and nature of the difficulties, it may be most appropriate for your child to have psychological testing. Other children may be evaluated and diagnosed by a developmental pediatrician, who may also refer your child for specific psychological and medical tests.

At the end of the evaluation process, your child may be given a medical diagnosis. Diagnoses often given at the Center include: autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive delay or intellectual disability. Your child may have more than one diagnosis, and it may also include medical syndromes or emotional difficulties (such as anxiety or depression). Receiving a diagnosis can help you better understand your child and the difficulties they face every day. And, it can qualify your child to receive services and support at school or from other agencies (for example: speech/language, occupational, or physical therapies).

Once your child has been diagnosed:

  • The clinician will discuss the specific treatments that are recommended for your child.
  • All treatments we suggest are research- and evidence-based, meaning they have been shown to be helpful to children with similar diagnoses in many research studies.
  • Treatments may include: medication management, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specialized education in a private school setting, some parent training.
  • Some children with complex developmental disabilities receive treatment and follow-up visits with multiple providers and departments.