Early Childhood Development

Our doctors specialize in prevention and early intervention for infants, toddlers and young children who are showing signs of lagging or problematic emotional-behavioral regulation (EBR) and language development.  Addressing and optimizing EBR early can prevent emotional, behavioral, social and medical problems later in life and promote success for children, adolescents and adults.

18-36 months

  • ​Demands attention & company (unable to tolerate brief separations, solo play)

  • Overweight/obesity

  • Sleep problems (night terrors, frequent awakenings, less than 11 hours of overnight sleep)

  • Eating/feeing problems (including picky eaters)

  • Persistent tantrums outside the home

  • Persistent tantrums with non-parental caregivers/adults

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed

  • Language & communication concerns

3-5 years old

  • Tantrums outside the home and/or with adults other than parents

  • Demands attention & company

  • Cries for food, toys, electronics

  • Sleep problems (night terrors, more than 3 awakenings/night, less than 10 hours of overnight sleep, needs help to fall asleep)

  • Overweight/obesity

  • Eating/feeding problems (including picky eaters)

  • Behavioral problems at school/daycare

  • Persistent difficulty separating from parents

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed

  • Language & communication concerns

5-7 years old

  • Tantrums

  • Demands attention & company

  • Cries for toys, electronics

  • Behavior problems at school

  • Difficulty making friends

  • Sleep problems (frequent awakenings, night terrors, nightmares, needs help falling asleep, less than 9 hours of overnight sleep)

  • Overweight/obesity

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed

  • Language, communication and learning concerns

 
 

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