The Family-Directed Developmental Clinic provides families with an interdisciplinary evaluation of their child’s developmental strengths, skills and needs including a medical diagnosis and comprehensive developmental assessment of the child. Parents are able to discuss their child with a team of professionals including: a developmental behavioral pediatrician, psychologist, speech language therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, audiologist, clinic coordinator, family advocate, and medical dietician and family advocate.
The evaluation consists of a review of the child’s previous medical, educational, and therapeutic records, a clinical interview with the parents and other significant care providers, and an assessment of the child’s current development. The developmental assessment is completed by the team and may consist of unstructured play-based observation and interactions, structured testing, and a physical examination. Findings and recommendations are discussed among the team, including parents, on the day of the evaluation to develop ideas for supports and services and to provide a medical diagnosis. A formal report is sent to parents, the referring physician, and the primary care physician after the evaluation. The clinic meets on Wednesday and accepts all major insurance programs, Medicaid, Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps, as well as a sliding fee scale.
For more information please contact Rachel Lambert at (614) 685-6701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.