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Child Development Clinic in Northern Illinois

smiling little girlThe Child Development Clinic at KishHealth System offers a full range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and families. The goal of our multidisciplinary team is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and encouragement that will assist you in helping your child become a successful adult.

The KishHealth System Child Development Clinic provides assessment and treatment for a range of developmental, behavioral, and emotional issues in children and adolescents, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anger management
  • Autism
  • Asperger's
  • Behavior problems
  • Learning disabilities

Multidisciplinary Child Development Team

The Child Development Clinic has a multidisciplinary team of qualified healthcare providers to evaluate your child and provide an individualized care plan. Clinic team members include:

  • Psychiatrist – provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
  • Registered nurse—fulfills the role of team leader and case manager
  • Pediatrician—provides medical consultation
  • Licensed clinical psychologist—reviews information gathered in evaluations and consults on diagnoses
  • Child’s teachers—provide useful information on behaviors at school
  • School counselor/school psychologist/school nurse (if applicable)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • You and your child

Assessment 

Assessment/evaluation involves the following components:

  • Medical
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive/educational
  • Motor skills

Our child psychologist often collaborates with the KishHealth Physical Therapy Center in Sycamore to provide a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating children with complex developmental/behavioral concerns. The expertise provided by KishHealth speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists helps provide your child with a holistic treatment approach. 

First Appointment at the Child Development Clinic

Your child’s first appointment at the KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services' Child Development Clinic is a time for you and your child to become familiar with the evaluation process.

Depending on the treatment recommendations, some clients may also receive:

  • Your child’s provider will gather patient information
  • You will sign necessary release forms
  • You will receive the Parent Behavioral Questionnaires and the Parent Rating Scale
  • You will receive the BASC Questionnaires to give to your child’s teacher to complete

Due to copyright laws, we cannot place the BASC Questionnaire online. This form must be obtained for your child’s teacher in our office. There is no charge for this initial meeting.

Contact Us

To learn more or to make an appointment with a licensed child psychologist in Sycamore, call 815.748.8334.

In the event of a crisis after hours, call 800.373.3327. A counselor will be paged immediately.

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