At your first visit, you will meet with a nurse. After the nurse speaks with you, all infants and toddlers are evaluated by a team of specialists during the same visit. This allows us to examine early feeding, movement, and speech skills while asking for background information once. The team includes the developmental-behavioral pediatrician, social worker, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and dietitian. The team takes time to listen and develop a plan for your child with you. Our goal is to help you understand your child’s health needs and next steps in development, and access any supports your child needs.
While the list of providers may look overwhelming, most families have been pleased with the ease and coordination of this visit. We do understand that one-size does not fit every family and for that reason separate appointments with providers are also available.
The team assessment begins with a review of the information on the questionnaire, any other information you have brought and a detailed developmental examination. We will discuss with you additional testing we recommend, if any, then review with you our recommendations for a treatment plan. This may include education about the syndrome, recommendations to support feeding, motor skills and speech, medical treatment, or referral to other specialists if necessary.