Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Autism and Developmental Disorders Clinic

The Autism and Developmental Disorders Clinic provides evaluation, treatment and consultative services for youngsters from 2-18 who have developmental disabilities as well as a psychiatric disorder. Developmental disorders treated at the clinic include the following:

  • Autistic disorder
  • Asperger’s disorder
  • Other pervasive developmental disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory or motor impairment
  • Learning disabilities
  • Delayed or impaired language
  • Impaired social behavior
  • Genetic and Chromosomal disorder: Fragile X, Down Syndrome, Velocardio-facial Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Prader Willis Syndrome, and other chromosome and gene disorders

The clinic emphasizes treatment and advocacy approaches that alleviate the underlying developmental disorder and target comorbid psychiatric conditions, which may include mood disorder, anxiety disorder, ADHD, behavioral problems or social difficulties that are specific to children with developmental delays.

Additionally, the clinic has an active educational and research programs. Educational activities consist of supervising child psychiatric fellows and psychologist doctoral students. Clinic faculty and staff are also active in providing instructional workshops to educate clinicians, teachers, and parents about the different aspects of developmental disorders such as diagnosis and treatment.

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