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“Whole Child” Approach To Behavioral Care

The Sutcliffe Clinic embraces a “Whole Child” model of care. Before creating a management plan to address challenges or disabilities, we strive toward a holistic understanding of your child. This includes psychological and educational testing to better understand your child’s cognitive and behavioral strengths and weaknesses, as well as an assessment of your child’s social-emotional development, interpersonal skills, and interactions with other family members.

With this holistic picture in place, we have a team of experts available to work with you to leverage your child’s strengths and address their challenges. Our Medical Wellness team, comprised of pediatricians trained in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, partners with you to address the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect your child’s health. This leads to an understanding of your child’s overall functioning, stress management skills, nutrition, sleep habits, and a myriad of other factors. 

Our Psychological Assessment team further helps to quantify and baseline these characteristics. These specialists then work hand in hand with our behaviorists, educational therapists, and nutritionists to implement a multi-faceted management plan and coach parents, caregivers, and other family members on how to best support and interact with the child. 

In addition to addressing and handling immediate health problems, The Sutcliffe Clinic’s model of care focuses on disease prevention and fostering the development of healthy behaviors and skills for effective self-care that children can use throughout their lives. In this way, we not only achieve the absence of illness and disability, but also health in its greatest form, a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

Children are faced with an increasingly complex world in which they must learn to make healthy choices. The type of media they are exposed to, their peer influences, the type of school they attend, and even their diets can all play a role in forming who they are. This can make parenting a challenging and confusing task. The Sutcliffe Clinic has the resources you need to help you navigate this exciting journey.