AAC’s Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is a group of psychological and clinical professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
Comprehensive developmental and behavioral evaluations can be provided for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Our wide-ranging Center provides opportunities for consultation, full evaluations/assessments as well as screening and testing.
- Autism/Autism Spectrum
You may want to seek an evaluation or consultation if your child is:
- Delayed in reaching developmental milestones
- Has difficulty with mood regulation and/or behavior
- Difficulty in social environments
- Showing signs of Autism
- Entering gifted/talented programs
- Struggling with academic success
Learn the signs on the CDC. CDC | Milestones | Learn the Signs. Act Early. | NCBDDD
Because you are the expert on your child, you are involved in the evaluation process, which includes:
- Comprehensive history
- Observation and participation in the structured evaluation/assessment
- Caregiver rating forms
- Comprehensive feedback session
A detailed report will be provided to you during the feedback session, during which time the psychologist will review with you your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and ways to support your child’s further development.
AAC’s Center for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics offers a diverse group of psychological professionals who specialize in a variety of services. Our experienced clinical providers assist clients seeking personal growth or treatment of a behavioral health disorder. Clients' needs are paired with a highly trained licensed professional to achieve desired results. All services are provided in a confidential warm, inviting and supportive environment.
- Enhancing Developmental Skills
- Parent-Child Psychotherapy
- Parent Support
- Infants and Toddler Mental Health
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Infant and Toddler Mental Health:
Zero to five is one of the most critical times for child’s development. The earliest relationships with caregivers and their environments shape babies for a lifetime. This service provides relationship based and behaviorally informed interventions to assist parents of infants and toddlers:
- Improve developmental outcomes
- Nurture social and emotional development
- Attach and bond after relationship ruptures, exposure to trauma, and/or adoption.
- Adjust to medical conditions and developmental concerns
- Foster mood regulation
- Manage challenging and disruptive behaviors
- Address toileting and sleeping concerns
- Improve social understanding and empathy
This type of therapy combines behavioral interventions to address problems with eating and mealtimes. This service is available to children 18 months through adolescents. The psychologist will collaborate with your child’s primary care physician or gastroenterologist to coordinate care and address health needs. Evidenced based treatment approaches are utilized to reduce anxiety and improve mealtimes. Appropriate referrals are children who:
- Are fearful to try new foods
- Engage in mealtime battles
- Drink or eat too little
- Experience Post-traumatic choking food refusal
Not sure if your child has a feeding problem? Visit www.feedingmatters.org and complete the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire.
AAC’s comprehensive Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is located in our Annapolis, MD office. AAC has six locations throughout the Baltimore/ Washington Region. The Center offers evaluation at each of our locations. Coaching/treatment is offered at our Annapolis location.
Payment for Services:
AAC’s Center for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics offers services at a standard professional rate and payment is to be made at the time of service. We accept payment via cash, credit card and/or health savings account. Evaluations are completed at a self-pay rate. Therapy services are an in-network service and we participate with many major insurance plans.