Occupational therapy treatment session on screening development of kids.


Resources for neurodiverse patients

Seeing Your World Differently

Neurodivergence can make routine medical visits challenging. We're here to help kids and adults navigate care for neurodevelopmental and communication conditions such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • ADHD or attention concerns

  • Down Syndrome

  • Intellectual disability

  • Communication disorders

  • Brain injury

  • Cognitive Impacts of Medical Conditions

  • Learning or processing differences

  • Sensory issues

Why Wolfson

Our experts understand the highly-unique nature of neurodiverse conditions. We offer a wide range of resources and solutions, including speech and occupational therapy, special blood draws through Day Stay, special supports for children having hospital stays and surgeries, outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services for children and adults. We're with you from pediatrics through adult care and our services include:

  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Special consideration during treatment and care
  • Access to care and caregiver support

Specialized Services and Programs

Wolfson Children's Hospital offers a range of services for neurodivergent kids and adults.

  • Our team of psychologists and neuropsychologists assess individuals for learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, memory issues, emotional difficulties, neurological conditions or other cognitive deficits.

  • In ABA, a clinician works with a patient to understand and modify behaviors that impact daily life, function and learning. Clinicians use positive reinforcement to increase desired behaviors and decrease problem behaviors.

  • Therapy may help with corollary conditions are often part of neurodevelopmental disorders such as depression, anxiety, psychotic diagnoses, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance use, autism, eating disorders and neuro-rehabilitation.

  • Rehabilitation therapy can alleviate your child's pain, restore function, promote safety and improve their overall health.

  • Our caring team can accommodate special needs for coping and support, including Day Stays should your child need it.

  • Many children struggling with language, swallowing or speech disorders can benefit from speech therapy.

  • Occupational therapy assists your child's recovery through actions they commonly use in school and daily life.

  • We offer a wide range of behavioral health programs, depression treatment, and inpatient care at our state-of-the-art riverfront facility.

  • Music therapy eases stress, perceived pain and hospital-induced anxiety, offering patients a calmer sense of control.

  • We assist kids with autism or developmental delays with expression, sensory toys and coping plans to process their experience.

Stories of Neurodiversity

Helpful articles from our experts to help you find skills and solutions