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One size does not fit all. Every child deserves treatment tailored to their unique needs.

Just as no child should be defined by a single trait or characteristic, no treatment should revolve around a single symptom – or utilize a one-size-fits-all therapy approach. Developmental and behavioral challenges are frequently multi-dimensional. At Child Study Center, not only do we understand that, we embrace it. We look beyond a single symptom and into the complex whole problem. By focusing on a child in context of his or her complete environment, our specialists can work with parents to bring a child's full potential to light.

Every therapy treatment used at the Center is scientifically proven and evidence based. Our world-class clinicians and highly-trained staff thoroughly evaluate each child to identify specific developmental disorders. We only use practices that research shows will help get positive results for your child.

Child Study Center services

Developmental pediatrics

The Robert W. Decker Developmental Pediatrics Department provides expert diagnosis and subspecialty medical care to children who have a full range of complex developmental disabilities and associated disorders.

Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Behavioral pediatricians evaluate each child according to his or her unique needs. The diagnostic process involves physical examination, observation, and possible developmental or medical testing. Most children are followed and treated by Child Study Center physicians through childhood.

Focus areas:

Developmental Pediatrics
Psychology testing

Applied behavior analysis

Provides behavior analytic services to children with developmental disabilities.

Supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), intense therapy treatment recommendations are based on scientifically tested behavioral principles and procedures. ABA also involves continuous evaluation of treatment progress and clinical decision-making based on each child. ABA is the only treatment approach with rigorous scientific evidence to support its effectiveness as both comprehensive and focused treatment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Focus areas:

Autism Services
Behavior Disorders Clinic

Jane Justin School

Enrolls students ages 3 to 12 with developmental and learning disabilities and related behavior disorders.

The Jane Justin School, in partnership with families and the community, fosters the knowledge and life skills necessary for our students to achieve productive and meaningful lives while respecting and embracing the individuality of each child. To achieve this mission, the Jane Justin School responds to the changing needs of our students and their families with compassion and educational excellence.

Jane Justin School

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The Child Study Center has been a tremendous blessing in the lives of our children. They have addressed physical ailments and impairments, provided poignant counseling, and given us the educational tools we need to be better parents and a stronger family.
– Elizabeth and Mike G.

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How we work

  • Clinicians will conduct a thorough evaluation to diagnose your child’s specific difficulties.
  • We explain the diagnosis (there may be more than one) and help you understand what to expect.
  • A clinician meets with you to discuss recommended best practices for treatment.

Application process overview

  • Get started by completing the application (en español).
  • Provide supporting paperwork from schools and other physicians.
  • Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted about an appointment.

 


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You probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-303-9200.