Center for Development & Learning Programs & Services

The Center for Development and Learning offers a variety of programs and services to evaluate and treat children from preschool through adolescence for problems with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), language development, learning and intellect, behavior or school adjustment. Read below to learn more about the programs and services we offer.

Educational Evaluation Services: Offers educational and consultation services conducted by educators with expertise in learning disabilities for individuals from preschool to adult ages. Evaluations are designed to obtain appropriate instructional and accommodative services, if warranted, for students with documented disabilities.

Preschool Program: Offers diagnostic and treatment services for preschool children with delayed language development, austism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays, intellectual disorders and behavioral problems through the coordinated efforts of the staff members. Evaluations may include medical and neurologic examination, developmental testing, behavioral assessment and psycho-social assessment. Diagnostic information and therapeutic recommendations to share with the child's primary care provider or preschool are provided to families. Treatment is offered in the medication management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, as well as through counseling. Further medical testing is available, in coordination with other programs at the Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital, when needed.

School-Age Program: Offers services for school-aged and college-aged children who experience problems in school or home with learning, attention or behavior. Evaluations are available for medical diagnosis and treatment, psycho-social assessment and specialized educational assessment in order to identify the child's area of difficulty and to identify appropriate treatments for management at home or school. Treatment services are offered in the medication management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders. In addition, counseling services are available for addressing psycho-social concerns or for receiving assistance in identifying services for the child. The educational staff also assists families in obtaining school services for their child when needed.

Medication Management Clinic: Offers services for school-aged children who are experiencing problems in school or at home with attention or behavior. Evaluations are available for medical diagnosis and for treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related behavioral problems. Counseling services are also available for addressing psycho-social concerns or for receiving assistance in identifying services for the child.