Center for Development and Learning


Mary L. O'Connor Leppert, M.B., B.Ch.

About the Center:

Read Dr. Hilary Gwynn's article on "Learning Disabilities: The Pediatrician's Role" in Pediatric News, April 2008.

In recent years, parents have become increasingly aware of developmental disorders presenting in their preschoolers, and have started seeking special assistance in identifying problems and appropriate treatments. However, there has been decreased school support in some areas and limited access to mental health and psycho-educational services through third-party payors.

The Center for Development and Learning is an outpatient program for evaluation and treatment of children from preschool through adolescence for problems with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), language development, learning and intellect, behavior or school adjustment. Some of the center's primary goals include:

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Therapeutic recommendations for school and home
  • Ongoing treatment of medical and social needs, including medication and counseling

The center's team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and educators investigate the problems in association with affiliated departments, offering families appropriate diagnosis and treatments for the child's problems. The staff also provides medical management, counseling and educational evaluation services for children and their families.

Related Materials and Information
Additional Diagnoses Served: 
Adjustment Disorder
Asperger's Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Cognitive Delay
Developmental Language Disorder
Genetic and Metabolic disorders
Hyperkinetic syndrome
Impulse control disorder