Providence Medical Group Pediatric Neurodevelopment
We specialize in caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Our vision is to provide coordinated medical care in collaboration with community partners and other pediatric specialties. Our goal is to provide caregivers a better understanding of their child’s strengths and weaknesses and optimize his/her ability to fully participate in their daily lives.
Our team currently consist of a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Nurse Case Manager and Certified Medical Assistant. We are working to build an interdisciplinary assessment team including clinical psychologist, speech pathologist, and occupational therapist.
At this time we are accepting referrals for evaluation of children < 6 years of age with speech concerns, developmental delays, Autism, ADHD and NICU follow-up.
We do not provide mental health evaluations or care for children/adolescents with suicidal or homicidal behaviors. Please contact Anchorage Community Mental Health Services for these concerns (24 Hour Crisis Line 907-563-3200).
- Comprehensive medical and developmental history (parent/child interview)
- Detailed neurologic (physical) examination
- Developmental assessments of speech/language, motor and cognitive abilities
- Consultation regarding medical evaluation (labs, EEG, imaging)
- Referrals for therapies
- Care coordination with Early Intervention, Schools and Medical providers
- Medication management (if needed)
Preparing for your Visit
A Developmental Evaluation may include multiple visits to provide sufficient time for initial consultation, physical examination of child, clinical observations and play assessment.
Depending on complexity of the child and review of outside evaluations, extended developmental assessment(s) will be scheduled after the new patient visit. For some patients, a separate follow-up visit is needed for discussion of test results, clinical impression and recommendations.
Please plan for 1 to 2 hour office visits and bring your child’s favorite toys, comfort items or snacks for testing appointments.
You will need to check with your insurance regarding coverage for medical and developmental services. Most insurance require that the patient attend medical visits. Developmental testing is considered separate procedure from the medical consultation and may require an additional copay.