The Center of Hope for Child Development is pleased to offer the following services to children ages 0 to 12 years old. There may be limited or a few-assessments available for children up to 18 years old on a case-by-case basis.
Medical and developmental assessments for children 0 to four years old with possible delays in development, language, learning or motor skills and/or behavior problems.
Child Development Clinic
Interdisciplinary team diagnostic assessments and consultations for children five to seven years old with suspected or established learning or educational difficulties or behavioral problems.
School Functioning Clinic
Interdisciplinary team diagnostic assessments and consultations for children eight to 12 years old with suspected or established learning or educational difficulties or behavioral problems.
Medical and behavioral assessments for children five to 12 years old with primarily behavioral problems. The most common behavior concern seen in this clinic is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children seen in this clinic typically have little to no learning or educational concerns.
Autism Clinic, Resource Library and Family Support Program
Interdisciplinary team diagnostic assessments and consultation for children demonstrating clinical signs of autism spectrum disorders.
This clinic was made possible by a grant from St. Luke's Lutheran Ministries, and is located at the University Center for Community Health at 701 S. Zarzamora. The team consists of a developmental pediatrician, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, behavior therapist, social worker, and parent clinic coordinator. The parent clinic coordinator will be part of the team and assist with education, training and networking of parents though use of the onsite Resource Library. Families will be invited to attend a weekend conference sometimes associated with a retreat-for additional information, relaxation and respite.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD-Clinic
Interdisciplinary team diagnostic assessments and consultation for children ages 0 to 12 years with a suspected FASD. Referrals for children 13 to 17 years old may be accepted but will require a specialist to review the case before scheduling the appointment.
This clinic was made possible by a grant from the Texas Office of Prevention of Developmental Disabilities and Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, in collaboration with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Voices for Children of San Antonio. The purpose of this clinic is to evaluate and adequately diagnosis FASD and to help prevent secondary conditions in children.
Some children may be recommended to return for a follow-up assessment of their progress and recommendations, or for ongoing medication treatment of behaviors usually ADHD. Whether or not the child will return to the Center of Hope for follow-up will depend on the diagnoses and the preferences of the family and primary doctor.
Referrals for outside services and therapies are made by the specialist for any patient as needed. The various types of services or therapy that your child may be referred to may include: Early Childhood Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavioral or Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavior Management, Family/Parenting Classes and Early Childhood Special Education. Special studies such as lab work or imaging may be ordered by the specialist. Services, therapies or any special studies may be available within the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa system. Otherwise, referrals will be placed to various locations in and around the city according to the child’s needs.