A Comprehensive Team-Based Approach
Are you concerned about your young child’s development? Are you wondering if she is developing “normally”? Do you wonder if he will grow out of problems or difficulties he is having now? Has your pediatrician or family recommended an evaluation or testing?
Our assessment team at the Children’s Developmental Center can help. Because so many factors can impact development, we bring together professionals from a wide range of disciplines who work exclusively with infants, toddlers, and preschool age children.
Our One Child, One Family, One Team approach is unique. Team members meet regularly, and collaborate to ensure that evaluations and assessments are coordinated and customized to the needs of your child and family.
To gain a full understanding of your child, the assessment may take place in a variety of locations including our clinic, your home, or your child care center. The evaluation may involve one or several specialists, depending on your child’s needs.
The team will write one comprehensive report, which will include specific recommendations and intervention strategies. We will share the report and follow-up with you to see if you have questions. Following the assessment we can offer therapy services, or help you find needed services in your community. We are also available for ongoing consultation as needed.
Our team members specialize in services for children ages birth to 5 who are struggling with:
- Complex developmental needs
- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Attachment and relationship issues
- Behavioral or emotional problems, including ADD/ADHD
- Feeding and eating problems
- Cognitive and learning difficulties
- Social difficulties
- Exposure to trauma
- Family and life transitions
AzEIP Service Provider
The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is Arizona’s statewide, interagency system of supports and services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. AzEIP is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which provides eligible children and their families access to services to enhance the capacity of families and caregivers to support the child’s development.
Southwest Human Development is contracted with AzEIP in Region 5 which includes all of Tempe, Northwest Mesa, South Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and some Central and South Phoenix ZIP codes to provide service coordination, developmental evaluations, ongoing therapy services (OT, PT, ST, Special Instruction, Psychology and Nutrition services) and transition support.
Referrals by families or professionals must be made directly through AzEIP. For more informaton about AzEIP services, please visit https://www.azdes.gov/azeip/.