About Sunflower Developmental Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics
Board Certified, Pediatrics; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
About Sunflower Pediatrics
I am a physician who has been passionately involved in both Pediatric medicine and Education for my entire career, and this has shaped my life. In 1995, I had a daughter who had developmental disabilities, and she was subsequently diagnosed with Autism. As a professional, I have worked in clinical medicine since the 1990s, and I have spent much of that time in the area of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. I have trained clinically with specialists in this field, as well as Child Psychiatry, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Special Education, and Occupational Therapy; and, I became certified in Psycho-educational testing and Developmental Evaluations. Although I see and evaluate children with many Developmental Disabilities, I specialize in children and adolescents with ADHD and High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as Special Education services. Common co-morbid diagnoses (diagnoses that often occur together) such as Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Sensory Integration Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Social Communication and Language Disorders can also be managed here.
At Sunflower Developmental Pediatrics, I will see patients ages 3-22 for initial evaluations as well as follow up care. Collaboration with Child Psychiatry, Special Education teachers, and a Speech and Language Pathologist is available for complex diagnostic evaluations. In addition, collaboration with a host of other professionals is available locally. Continuing care here is available for children who are encompassed in my scope of practice; individuals with a primary psychiatric diagnosis, such as Mood and Bipolar Disorders or Reactive Attachment Disorders, should be seen and followed by a Child Psychiatrist.
My main passion is working with children with challenges and disabilities and their families to help them reach their potential. I enjoy sharing my energy and knowledge in this field with others, as well as educating and empowering individuals to become the best version of themselves. I also teach at Yale University School of Medicine and I will continue this position with the goal of capacity building in the next generation of physicians.