At 18 months old Cheyenne began having seizures which signaled a trip to the Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. When she was two years of age, she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). She had problems with her behavior at school and at age six, she was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Today, Cheyenne is taking daily medication to help her in school and social settings, and taking speech therapy. She loves to read and is at a 5th grade reading level while only being in the 2nd grade, she loves to tell jokes, and enjoys art.
About Our Clinical Child Psychology Program
The mission of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is to improve the lives of children with special needs (including those exposed to abuse and neglect) and their families through interdisciplinary services, research and training.
The diverse array of clinical services includes:
- Interdisciplinary clinics for preschoolers with developmental delays or Autism Spectrum Disorders
- School-aged children with developmental and learning problems, and children who have been exposed to abuse.
They also offer single discipline services in...
- Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics with a special emphasis on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Behavioral Therapy with a special focus on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
- Occupational Therapy.
They continue to build special expertise in the areas of Autism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.