Child's Best Difference

Child’s Best is a new comprehensive model in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.  We provide assessment for all areas of growth and mental health and believe in the importance of neurodiversity and are dedicated to finding research based solutions to help children thrive.  The doctors support your child and family through every aspect of finding solutions for your child’s challenges. Dr. Learsy and Dr. Reiss is passionate about helping families accurately identify the challenges faced by their children and provide guidance to effectively address those concerns. Child’s Best have an approach of spending significant amounts of time with children and their families, leading towards accurate diagnosis and recommendations for successful treatment. 

Child’s best is a very private office. Our doctors take on fewer patients than other mental health organizations. This means we have more time for you. When you have an appointment, no other patients will be in the office. The office is specially designed to be sensory sensitive and child-friendly. When you visit, the office is kept private for each patient, so that you feel comfortable and at home. 

Our assessment process is highly thorough and the doctors take the time to carefully get to know your child’s strengths and challenges.  Our typical process starts with an Intake session which is a parental interview. We believe that parents are the greatest advocate for a child. During the Intake session, our doctors will learn about each family’s needs and capacity for their child.   Our comprehensive assessment itself involves multiple days of testing and doctors taking the time to observe you child not only in the office but in their natural settings as well.  That is, the doctors will make school observations and also take you and your child out into the community to observe how your child reacts to the stimulation in that environment.  After providing service to your child, our doctors will provide you with a management plan which is tailored to your family, your child’s school, and your child. These tailored recommendations are specific to your child’s strengths and challenges, and the doctors will find resources within your own community to support you. Our family based management plan also includes Parent training to help parents to better understand their child. Dr. Learsy and Dr. Reiss check-ups on their recommendations. They set goals for the recommendations and interventions and monitor your child’s progress in order to ensure that the recommendations are working. They will make adjustments to the recommendations if your child is making progress or if your child needs a little extra support. The doctors’ help you advocate for your child. They help you with the special education process, teach you how to write letters to call an IEP meeting, and a doctor is available to participate in IEP meetings if needed.

 

Not all children will need a comprehensive evaluation.  The doctors are also able to provide more targeted evaluations to meet your needs (i.e. neuropsychological evaluation, autism evaluation, learning disability evaluation) that also provide tailored recommendations for your child and an extensive written report.  Alternatively the doctors are able to provide consultation to families where the doctors meet with you and your child.  This appointment is scheduled subsequent to the intake.  This one to two hour meeting allows the doctors to make observations of and interact with your child.  Following such a meeting, the doctors provide parents with a summary letter giving feedback about general impressions and recommendations for supporting your child and for any next steps.

The doctors at Child’s Best are always accessible by phone calls and emails. When you have a concern, you call them directly and can expect to get a personal reply to your questions and concerns in a timely manner. If you want to be seen on a more urgent basis, they are able to schedule you within a day or two. At no point with the observation or assessment of your child be delegated to an intern or supervisee.

Child’s Best committed to the ongoing health and wellbeing of our patients. The services provided here are an investment towards your child’s and family’s future. The recommendations are substantive and can make a real difference to your child’s development and your family’s well-being, as we believe that every family should flourish along with their child.


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