Dr. Allen Menkin is a compassionate New Jersey pediatrician with more than forty years of experience. After completing a fellowship in Developmental and Adolescent Medicine, he founded The Allocca Foundation for neurologically and behaviorally impaired children at the Saint Claire’s Hospital in Denville, New Jersey. The clinic was designed to evaluate and treat children with learning disorders, developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders like ADHD. Children who suffer from these conditions need to work with someone who has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for them. This is where developmental-behavioral pediatricians come in. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians are able to use their training and experience to consider the medical and psychological aspects of developmental and behavioral problems in children in their assessment and treatment.
Developmental-behavioral pediatricians, like Dr. Allen Menkin, use their knowledge to provide treatment for children and their families with a variety of behavioral and developmental issues including:
- Learning disorders;
- Attention and behavioral disorders;
- Habit disorders like tics and Tourette syndrome;
- Sleep disorders, feeding problems, and other regulatory disorders;
- Developmental disorders;
- Behavioral and developmental problems.
Pediatricians that focus on developmental and behavioral problems will often times work closely with various professionals including, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, child neurologists, educational diagnosticians and clinical social workers to help them understand how the family views the problem and how it affects the family. They are often times the strongest advocates for their patients and work closely with schools, preschools, and other agencies that are involved with developmental education and care.
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