Are you concerned with a child’s movement, play, language, feeding skills or medical diagnosis?
Anyone may refer a child for developmental screening—Holly Ridge Center is here to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Our understanding of your child’s medical history and related needs is crucial to assisting you and your child. The Clinical Nurse Specialist may help you and your family through a variety of services, including ongoing resource for accessing community services, information and guidance in dealing with health related issues and early intervention, nutrition/feeding/growth concerns in coordination with pediatric nutritionist, reviewing immunizations records and parent support services.
The Social Worker and Mental Health Specialist are concerned with the wellbeing of you and your family as you face the many physical, mental, and emotional challenges of raising and caring for a child with special needs. They may assist you with information regarding community based counseling and other supports, provide counseling in dealing with your special needs child, parent training to manage behavior concerns, and consult with childcare to help manage behaviors in that setting. Parent support groups are held monthly during child’s playgroup attendance on a variety of topics.
An assessment from our developmental pediatrician may be recommended as a part of the initial evaluation process or as questions about your child’s developmental status occur. A developmental pediatrician can rule out or confirm specific diagnoses and/or refer children for further medical/psychological testing. This specialist provides valuable input to staff about current medical status and therapy options appropriate for your child and has a potential role in long-term planning of your child’s program.