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Joey Center-Down Syndrome Services
 

Joey Center

At the Joey Center, families can access a variety of services to address the specific developmental, educational and educational issues that a child with a diagnosis of Down syndrome may face. 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 x1

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. We also provide pediatric physiatry services to assess muscle tone, gait and orthotic needs.

In addition to medical evaluations, our center provides speech/language, feeding, occupational and physical therapies; audiology; social work support; and a parent group.

The Down Syndrome Family Network offers a safe and positive environment for children to play while parents and caregivers participate in discussions about their successes and challenges. Engage with peers on topics such as milestones and advocacy for your child. Siblings are welcome. For information on meeting dates, times and location as well as about our program please call 201-447-8278 or email joeycenter@valleyhealth.com

Solutions for Success: Supporting Children with Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities

During the May 2018 Joey Conference, both parents and professionals attended a comprehensive workshop entitled Solutions for Success: Supporting Children with Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities. Topics will include Understanding and Improving Problem Behaviors , Fostering Independence in Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and Surviving the Turbulent Teen Years. 

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

Down Syndrome Healthcare Guidelines

National Down Syndrome Society 

National Down Syndrome Congress 

Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome  

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