This website is dedicated to helping you become comfortable with our Center, our Services and our Philosophy about child development issues.
There are millions of other web pages where you can study information about the various diagnoses, causes and treatments for children with developmental delay who may fall on the Autism Spectrum or experience Attention Deficit Disorders. You can find some of our most useful sites listed on our “Links” page.
The first step in helping your child is recognizing a developmental concern at the earliest possible age.
More experienced family members and friends may give helpful advice. Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, preschool teachers, and other professionals can give assurance. For those who have nagging questions or persistent educational and behavioral concerns, pediatric specialists can be a great source of information and assistance. The next step is to have your child seen by a qualified pediatric specialist who spends the appropriate amount of time examining the child and interviewing the family.
Experts agree that the best improvements occur in an environment that combines established behavioral therapies with the appropriate emerging protocols.
What you will find by visiting our office is quite special. At The Developmental Center, the child is viewed as a whole unique person, and treatments that are offered are both traditional and yet-to-be-proven. Time is of the essence when it comes to child development. Providing therapeutic intervention at the earliest sign of significant delay and in an effective manner is paramount. Our children can’t wait for study after study to show efficacy in all patients. Small steps, perhaps not measurable at this time, may be giant leaps to parents when problems prevent educational progress, cause disruptive behavior or interfere with everyday activities. The tedious research that is required to understand the current epidemic of affected children will take time. The current state-of-the-art regarding neurodevelopmental delay and therapy is just in its infancy. Our practice is constantly evaluating all pertinent information in order to help our patients navigate the complicated maze that becomes their journey for answers and help.
Our practice focuses on your child’s strengths and discovering their unique abilities.
Many developmental problems in children are the effect of a medical condition. The old-fashioned concept of detailed history-taking, understanding the family’s medical history, review of body systems, close observation and physical examination are the first steps toward obtaining an accurate diagnosis for your child. The family’s concerns about their child should be explored in detail. Appropriate studies should follow, within the commonly accepted practice of testing for the most likely, “fixable”, or certain diagnosis, in an orderly fashion that minimizes waste in time or resources. Or worse, needless pain or potential harm to the patient. The resulting medical information is presented to our patients in a manner that is orderly, detailed and understandable.
What makes our practice unique:
* Dr. Udell, a board certified pediatrician with over 35 years of experience, will personally examine your child at each visit
* You will receive call-backs and email responses from our office in a timely manner
* Our office does not charge for emails and phone calls
* Our understanding and sympathetic staff has been with Dr. Udell for years and have family members who have been helped by biomedical interventions
* Because we understand that no two children are the same, our investigation into their difficulties and biomedical treatments are as unique as your child
* Dr. Udell strives to stay up-to-date in both conventional pediatric developmental medicine and all of the complementary and alternative medical therapies
We help our patients find answers and provide assistance in getting the right care for your child.