Children who have been diagnosed with an illness such as epilepsy, diabetes, or cerebral palsy would be deemed as having special needs. Special need is a term that often applies to those who would need medicine or other “special” care as they go about day to day tasks. Kids with vision issues may need Braille to read. Speech therapy is also considered a special needs resource for those who have a hard time saying words correctly or clearly. Developmental issues or delayed learning, down syndrome, and other “invisible” illnesses such as depression or anxiety can also be considered special needs. An important thing to remember is that children with special needs are not entirely different than children who do not have special needs. They all wish to feel loved and appreciated and express independence.
Life can be extremely challenging for a child with special needs. It can be harder to perform everyday activities including learning to read or, in the case of physical handicaps, getting around at school or home. Fortunately, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses, therapists, and others can all assist to make things a bit easier for those with special needs. The goal is to assist these children in becoming as independent as possible.
The office can work with patients and parents to assist with:
The office also provides on-site mental health services. These important tools can help patients with special needs get the treatment they need with the help of an expert psychotherapist. For more information, schedule a consultation with one of the pediatric nurse practitioners. With the wide array of services offered at the practice, every patient is sure to get the care they need.
Here is a list of insurances we accept. We do not accept Kaiser or Denver Health Medicaid or some plans that were purchased on the health exchange website. Each plan has unique benefits, so we encourage you to contact your insurance to ask if we are in-network. Please have your card at the time of service; co-pays are expected at time of visit. If we are not in-network, if you are not insured, or your insurance is inactive, payment is due at the time of service. We can coordinate payment plans when needed.