Our Developmental Evaluations and services are designed to support child development, attachment, self-regulation, social-emotional development, and long term mental health. Services include:
Consultative services are provided in person, by phone, and through a mental health HIPAA compliant video conferencing venue to address questions caregivers may have about their child’s development and behavior. These concerns may include sleeping problems, feeding difficulties, discipline, temper tantrums, aggressive behaviors, toilet training, and family transition issues.
Parents may have concerns regarding their child’s development or how life events have impacted their child’s functioning. Developmental screenings use standard measures that are play-based and interactive; the parent remains present during the assessment process. At the conclusion of the screening, recommendations support the child’s development will be provided, including discussing the need for further evaluation or services.
Comprehensive Developmental Evaluations
Developmental evaluations are performed by a team of CRT professionals, including an infant mental health specialist and pediatrician. The developmental evaluations at CRT include a comprehensive assessment of the child’s adaptive, fine and gross motor, receptive and expressive language, and social-emotional development along with a physical examination by a pediatrician.
Young children are not separated from their parents during their evaluation. Parents know their child better than anyone else and their expertise is critical for an accurate assessment. At the conclusion of the evaluation, feedback and parent education are provided. Recommendations for services and/or activities to support the child's ongoing development are provided and a written report is subsequently prepared and sent after the developmental evaluation.
Both individual and group education is available covering a wide range of topics including: normal child development, preterm infant development, developmental delays, birth challenges and health problems which can impact a child’s development, sleeping problems, feeding and nutrition, developmental discipline, behavior concerns (e.g., biting, temper tantrums, aggressive behaviors, bullying), traumatic experiences, and adjustment to family changes.