Parents are thrilled by every milestone reached in their child's development, like first words and first steps. But what happens if the young child is not talking or otherwise developing as well as other children who are the same age? The Early Childhood Clinic at the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center in Worcester can help.
If parents are concerned or a screening done by their child's primary care provider indicates a possible problem, an evaluation should be done.
The clinic provides diagnostic and referral services for children up to age five. The specially trained team addresses general developmental and behavioral concerns, and specializes in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Staff members include developmental-behavioral pediatricians, a developmental specialist and a family health support worker.
With developmental delays and ASD, getting an early start on intervention promotes better developmental outcomes.
Appointments and Staff
For help in choosing a physician, call 800-431-5151.
To schedule an appointment, call 774-442-3028.