Early Identification Clinic
Early testing and evaluation is a vital step for any child who is experiencing developmental delays. Research and experience have shown that the sooner a diagnosis is made and a plan of treatment is in place, the more likely it is that a child will be able to advance.
Dr. Jill Morrow, an experienced Developmental Pediatrician, evaluates young children (ages birth through five years) then works with parents, explaining treatment options and encouraging their involvement in the child’s therapeutic and educational programs. To ensure that no child is turned away, the clinic operates on a sliding fee scale based on a family’s income or ability to pay. This clinic is held monthly at WVCA’s Early Intervention center.
In addition to running the clinic, Dr. Morrow represents WVCA on the Childhood Autism Team Check (CATCH). The CATCH team also includes a school psychologist, teachers, service coordinators and mental health professionals. The team assesses a child to determine whether he or she has a diagnosis of Autism and/or another diagnosis. This team may also recommend medical, educational and behavioral services.