Child Development Clinic

Diagnostic Evaluation Services for Children with Developmental Disorders

Mission Statement: As a multidisciplinary team, the Southwest Virginia Child Development Clinic is committed to serving the children of our twelve county area who are suspected of having developmental delays and/or disabilities. The process involves testing, assessing and making a diagnosis and providing the results back to the parent/guardian, child’s medical team and to other significant entities. As necessary, we will also make recommendations, and/or referrals to the appropriate professionals who are capable of offering further assistance and services to children in need.

Staff and Services: The clinic offers a multidisciplinary team approach for the evaluation of children and youth. Our team consists of the following: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Educational Consultant, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Practical Nurse and Clerical Staff.

Address:              190 Beech Street, Suite 102
Gate City, VA 24251

The Clinic Psychologist assesses the intellectual and developmental level of the child, evaluates adaptive functioning and/or appraises personality, identifying strengths as well as areas of concern.

The Educational Consultant assesses the child’s developmental level, learning strengths and weaknesses, and serves as a liaison between the clinic and local educational agencies.

The Licensed Clinical Social worker obtains a detailed social history which provides insight into the child’s developmental problems as they relate to the child’s position within the family system.

The Family Nurse Practitioner performs a medical examination and makes appropriate referrals for medical and other health-related consultations for diagnostic purposes.

The Licensed Practical Nurse takes measurements, performs hearing, vision, and laboratory screenings. The Nurse obtains a medical history from the parents or guardians, reviews records of past medical history and writes a detailed nursing history.

The Office Services Specialist provides an introduction to the clinic by greeting each patient and his/her family, explaining services and admitting the patient to the clinic.

Diagnostic Evaluations:
The Child Development Clinic performs diagnostic evaluations for the following:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Developmental Delays
  • Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
  • Behavior/Emotional Disorders
  • Learning Problems
  • Other Disorders or Disabilities

Referrals can be made by families, schools, physicians, and any other community or professional agencies. For more information, call 276-386-3803 or 276-386-8010.