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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.





Serving Ages:

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


Care Provided:

  • Diagnostic services to rule out or diagnose developmental delays
  • Behavior therapies for patients with diagnosis related to physical or cognitive development

Developmental Diagnostics:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Speech language disorders
  • Learning or cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychological disorders (Ex: brain or CNS, trauma, cancer or related disorder)
  • ADHD

Pediatric Psychological Behavior Therapy (Related to Developmental Factors)

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes adjustment
  • Pain management
  • Medical crisis and loss
  • Feeding disorder
  • Sleep disorder
  • ADD/ADHD behavior
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Non-compliant preschooler


1301 Wolfe Street
Little Rock, AR 72202

Medical Director:

Jill Fussell, MD

Developmental Outreach Clinics

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


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