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Pediatric Behavioral Medicine

Siskin Hospital's Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Services

When children are diagnosed with an acute or chronic medical condition, the effects on the family system are substantial. When symptoms first emerge or an injury is sustained, diagnostic accuracy is essential to determine the proper medical and behavioral interventions.

Neuropsychological and Academic Assessment

Dr. Nicky Ozbek, psychologist, and Dr. Chris Young, neuropsychologist, provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment services to children and adolescents. These evaluations characterize your child’s current cognitive, academic, and emotional functioning to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning. Frequently, Drs. Ozbek and Young work with local schools, as well as various other entities in the community, to ensure that your child is obtaining the appropriate accommodations and that individuals working with your child have an in-depth understanding of your child’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

Pediatric illnesses and conditions frequently seen within our department include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Development Delays
Family and Behavioral Intervention

Dr. Ozbek assumes young children are not young adults. Problems evidenced by children are evaluated and treated within a developmental framework so that families can provide the best guidance to their youngest family members. Issues of adjustment in children are often displayed as physical and/or behavioral signs of distress. Hence the importance of evaluating and treating childhood problems within the context of a behavioral medicine model of care. 

Learn more about Siskin Hospital's Psychology Department.