Children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome require care that addresses their specific developmental, educational and medical issues. The pediatric subspecialists at the Kireker Center for Child Development and Valley Medical group are available to make sure your child receives appropriate care.
If your child has a diagnosis of Down syndrome and you would like to arrange for a comprehensive evaluation by a developmental pediatrician to review developmental, educational, and medical issues, as well as identify community resources that may be available, please contact our intake department in order to schedule an appointment: 201-447-8151.
In addition to our developmental pediatric evaluations our center has a Down Syndrome Parent Education and Support Group (contact Elaine Cheteyan LCSW at 447-8278). Speech/language, feeding, occupational and physical therapies and audiologic testing can also be done at our center.
If your child requires additional evaluations or treatment for medical conditions that are often associated with Down syndrome, we can refer your child to other Valley specialists, including endocrinologists, sleep specialists, gastroenterologists, and pulmonologists.
Additional information and resources about the needs of children with Down syndrome can be found on the following websites:
American Academy of Pediatrics: HealthyChildren.org
Down syndrome Healthcare Guidelines
National Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Congress
Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome