The Children’s Wellness & Developmental Center is a unique multi-disciplinary center offering a variety of services and treatment approaches that cater to your child’s individual specific needs. We offer a variety of services and treatment approaches to help you understand your child’s needs. Our trained staff will answer any questions to help you determine the best service and treatment approach for your child.
What makes our practice unique?
At the Children’s Wellness & Developmental Center we strongly believe looking at the underlying medical issues and getting to the root cause, is the best approach rather than medicating the symptoms. This will lead to overall well-being and lasting health. We pride ourselves in taking the time to listen to all your needs and treat the whole person, not just a diagnosis. Our experienced providers will walk this journey with you and your family by guiding and educating you to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
We are an Integrative Pediatric Medical Practice and utilize Traditional Medicine/Medication, Holistic Treatments, Biomedical Treatments, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Dietary Interventions and Nutritional Supplements.
Medication management: If your child is on medication and it is not working for them, we will work closely with you to determine what the right course of treatment will be. By addressing the underlying causes of their behaviors and getting to the root cause, we will manage the medication and make changes as needed.
Who do we see?
We Diagnose, Evaluate and Treat Children and Adolescents with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDD/NOS, Autism, Asperger’s)
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Developmental Delays
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Regulatory disorders including sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline difficulties, toilet-training issues
- Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Emotional Self-Dysregulation
- Speech and Language disorders
- Gastrointestinal concerns including chronic constipation, diarrhea, gut dysbiosis, reflux
- Nutritional Deficiencies, Food intolerances/sensitivities, Picky eaters
- Allergies and Eczema
Integrative Medical Evaluation
Your first consultative appointment will be 60-90 minutes. Getting to the ROOT cause of their symptoms requires detective work. This will be done through a comprehensive assessment, looking at current symptoms/behaviors, past health history, biomarkers, blood work and advanced specialty testing. We will take a close look at your child’s diet, food sensitivities, gut health, genetics and nutritional biomarkers to determine what their imbalances may be.
We use a variety of testing options such as:
-Blood work through Quest and LabCorp.
-Advanced Diagnostic testing including but not limited to Urine Organic Acid Test (OAT), IgG Food Allergy Testing, Comprehensive Stool Testing, Amino Acid Profile, Genesight/Genomind testing, Genetic testing including MTHFR.
Your initial follow-up appointment will include a review of all test results, nutritional counseling, and a comprehensive individual treatment plan. If needed your child’s dietary plan and recommendations will be discussed with our experienced Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, who will develop a bio-individual dietary plan for your child to ensure they are eating a well-balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle. Our Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist will inspire you to take the necessary steps to help your child feel better, by guiding and educating you every step of the way. Nutritional follow-ups will be discussed with our experienced Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist based on the child’s needs.
A Developmental Evaluation will include developmental testing, comprehensive medical assessment, and individual recommendations for the child.
-Developmental testing can include but is not limited to an ADOS-2, STAT, KBIT-2, various Rating Scales and more.
We will assist and guide you with, letters for a Child Study Team Evaluation, Referrals for Early Intervention, Referral for Neuropsychological Evaluations, Referrals for Occupational Therapy/ Sensory Integration Therapy, Speech Therapy, Behavioral therapy, ABA therapy and more if needed.
Based on your individual needs our experienced Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, will take the time to listen to all your concerns and develop a plan based on your bio-individual needs. Whether you need a specific diet, individual meal planning, wellness and lifestyle counseling or just need guidance on eating a well-balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle, our nutritionist can help you make sense of what your brain and body needs to thrive.
Our Nutritionist is an expert in her field, treating children and adults. She prides herself on treating the whole family, by using therapeutic and specialty diets such as gluten-free, casein free, soy free (GF/CF/SF), dairy-free, sugar-free, Feingold, FODMAP, low oxalate, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), GAPS, elimination diets and more….
Our Nutritionist can use a variety of Advanced Diagnostic Testing based on your individual needs, including: IgE food allergy testing, IgG food sensitivity testing, ONE ( Optimal Nutritional Evaluation), Amino Acid Profile and more.
Our experienced therapist will provide individual and family counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a 50-minute therapy session.
Our therapist is an expert in treating individuals with ADHD, ODD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Behavioral Difficulties, Coping Difficulties and Emotional Self-dysregulation.
Our therapist will use a wide range of approaches depending on the individual needs. She is an expert in her field specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychotherapy, Social Skills, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Parent Training