Donate to Pediatric Psychology Research, Patient Care and Education

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018 alone, one in six children between the ages of two and eight had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. Some of the most commonly diagnosed mental health concerns include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, behavior problems, or feeding disorders. Addressing these psychological issues promptly and effectively is of utmost importance to a child’s development and lifelong mental health.

By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will ensure that Northwestern Medicine’s psychologists and other specialists on staff will continue to provide assessments, treatments and consultations for a plethora of pediatric developmental and behavioral issues.

If left undiagnosed and unaddressed, psychological problems can be extremely damaging for young children. ADHD, for example, a disorder in which a child has difficulty focusing, paying attention, or following instructions; this can limit a child’s overall success and ruin self-esteem.  

Even more troubling are the effects of autism on children if not addressed early and effectively.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of disorders in which a child’s brain does not develop normally. Autism, or autistic disorder, is the most severe in this range. Children with this disorder struggle with communication and may not be able to respond to other people’s facial expressions or make eye contact. They may seem out of touch with the world around them, while others may repeat the same action over and over. Regardless of how ASD manifests itself in an individual, early detection and intervention are essential, as children learn best when they are young. Special therapists enable children diagnosed with autism to learn social and language skills and provide the crucial resources they need to navigate the world around them. When you make a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you become an integral part of the continuation of the excellent services provided for children with any type of psychological challenge.

Pediatric Psychology Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

The multidisciplinary team of specialists that provide care at Northwestern Medicine includes pediatric psychologists, registered nurses, pediatric dietitians, social workers, neurologists, and more. They work together seamlessly to provide the highest standard of care for children battling any form of psychological concern. When you donate to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will be joining them in ensuring that these children continue to have access to the resources they need to live healthier lives.

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