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Caring for Your Child With Special Needs

Finding a pediatrician for your child doesn’t have to be difficult.

One of the biggest decisions for any parent will be finding the right pediatrician for their child. We understand that this decision is even more important when you are looking for a qualified pediatrician for your child with special needs. Here in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, our pediatricians specialize in providing care to children with behavioral, social or developmental needs.

Understand Your Child’s Diagnosis

When your child has been diagnosed with a behavioral, developmental or physical disorder it can feel daunting. It’s important that you have a pediatrician that you trust to provide you with the information you need. While the internet can provide a lot of information, there are also a lot of myths and misinformation out there that can be detrimental or even harmful. Our pediatricians can be trusted sources. When it comes to your child’s diagnosis it’s important to understand,

  • Their symptoms and any complications that could result from the condition
  • The diagnosis’ impact on your child’s daily routine and care
  • What treatment options are available to your child
  • What changes need to be made to your child’s lifestyle, home, diet, etc.
  • Whether there are certain therapies, medications or even alternative treatments that could improve their quality of life

Finding Support is Critical 

Many parents of children with special needs feel that they need to manage it all and may find that at times it may be more challenging to keep it together. It’s important that you don’t try to take on everything yourself. You need to create a support system, whether that’s through family, friends, therapists, teachers or the community at large to help ease stressors and daily demands. They can also provide you with the support you need and help you tackle things when you need a break.

How Our Pediatricians Can Help

It’s important to find a trustworthy pediatrician to be part of your child’s health care team. When a family turns to our Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, pediatricians, we work with both the parents and the child to address questions and concerns. We provide information, resources and support to all members of the family, including siblings. We can also provide medications and recommend certain therapies and counseling that could benefit your child with special needs as well as help support parents during these challenging times. Know that we are always here for you and your family.

If you’d like to see if our Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, pediatricians are the right fit for your child with special needs, simply call Phoenix Pediatrics today to schedule a consultation with us. Call at (602) 971-5121 for our Desert Ridge office or (602) 242-5121 for our Central Phoenix office.

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