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Dennis Development Center

The Dennis Developmental Center (DDC) specializes in the assessment of developmental conditions that result in delayed milestones, inability to communicate effectively, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning problems, and poor or atypical social interactions. Evaluation and therapy are also provided for families coping with the stress of chronic developmental disorders or chronic medical illnesses, and with grief and loss concerns. The DDC is not a primary referral source for diagnosis or treatment of disorders that are primarily psychiatric (i.e., bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, personality disorders, etc.) or issues related to child abuse or custody.

The DDC coordinates the expertise of developmental pediatricians, nurse practitioners, speech/language pathologists, clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychological examiners and when indicated, other clinical specialists.

Appointments:

(501)364-1830

Fax:

(501)364-4967

Serving Ages:

• 2 to 12 years depending on developmental age and need
• 6 to 18 years for neuropsychological assessment

Location:

1301 Wolfe Street
Little Rock, AR 72202

Medical Director:

Jill Fussell, MD
(501)364-1830

Web:

www.arpediatrics.org/clinical-programs/dennis-developmental-center
• Intake forms
• Resource information

Care Provided:

Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Appointments

• Provides an interdisciplinary team approach to include initial and follow-up diagnostic evaluations for children with developmental delays; depending on your patient's needs, a multi-disciplinary team combination may be assigned to include all or part of the following disciplines: developmental pediatrician, psychologist, neuropsychologist, speech/language pathologist, licensed psychological examiner, clinical social worker and/or advanced nurse practitioner
• Types of Conditions Evaluated for Diagnosis and Treatment:
• Autism spectrum disorders
• Developmental delays
• Speech language disorders
• Learning impairments
• Neuropsychological disorders
• Inattention and hyperactivity (ADD and ADHD)
• Medication management (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)

Pediatric Psychology Outpatient Therapy

• Evaluation and therapy for patients and families coping with the stress of chronic developmental disorders and/or chronic mental illnesses
• Types of Therapy Appointments Provided:
• Feeding problems
• Diabetes adjustment
• Coping with obesity
• Sleep disorder
• Non-compliant pre-school child
• Parent child interaction difficulties
• Medical crisis, chronic illness and loss
• ADD/ADHD behavioral therapy

Developmental Outreach Clinics

• Diagnostic and follow-up care for developmental, learning and behavioral problems
• Early identification of developmental disabilities in the pre-school child

Locations

• Alma
• El Dorado
• Helena
• Hope
• Hot Springs
• Marshall
• Mountain Home
• Russellville
• Texarkana

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