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Serving families during COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest information…

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The Child Development Clinic provides developmental assessments and diagnostic services for infants, children, and adolescents up to age 18 years with developmental concerns. We are a Center for Excellence in diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as many other developmental disabilities. Clinic staff members work in interdisciplinary teams, combining expertise to evaluate each child and make recommendations for care.

Staff members include professionals from audiology, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, and speech and language pathology. Clients are diagnosed with an array of developmental disabilities including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, motor disabilities, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, communication disorders, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Clinic Contact

  • Clinic Manager
    Clinic Manager Clinic Manager

Phone: 206-598-9346

What to Expect During Your Visit

  • Assessment process:  Your child will be seen by 2 or more members of our team. Your child will receive a formal developmental assessment by a team of specialists. After we finish all of our assessments, we ask parents to return to the clinic for a 45-minute conference with the team.

Following the parent conference you will receive a packet of detailed reports from each team member with  a summary of your child’s test results, impressions, recommendations and resources.

  • The length of your visit depends on how many specialists you see. Each appointment lasts from 30 minutes to 3 hours. You may need to come to the clinic on 3 separate days.
  • Payment/Insurance: We accept Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Commercial insurance plan requirements vary.  The cost of an assessment will also vary, based on your child’s age, the type of testing, and how many specialists you see. Some commercial insurance plans have preauthorization requirements. We recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to discuss what services will be covered, and what you may owe. We require a referral from your child’s Primary Care Provider for our    services.  Fax the referral to:  UWMC CHDD Developmental Specialty Clinics, 206.598.7815
  • E-Care  is the confidential medical record system used for CHDD Specialty Clinics.  You can view upcoming appointments, lab results, and other visit information online.  Parents or guardians of children may sign up for eCare access to their children’s online health records. You can contact your child’s clinic for more information, or sign up in person when you check in for your child’s appointment.
  • Interpreter Services: Specially trained medical interpreters are available for patients or family members who do not speak English. Be sure to request an interpreter, if needed, when you contact our clinic. Let us know which language you prefer to use.

Link to Child Development Clinic brochure.

The Child Development Clinic Team

  • Anne Leavitt, MD
    Anne Leavitt, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

    CTU Medical Director

  • Angela Armen, MD
    Angela Armen, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Julia Mattson, MD
    Julia Mattson, MD
  • Sue Livingstone, MD
    Sue Livingstone, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Amy Fitzgerald, CMA
    Amy Fitzgerald, CMA Medical Assistant
  • Julie Roberts, CMA
    Julie Roberts, CMA Certified Medical Assistant
  • Kathleen Lehman, PhD, ABSNP
    Kathleen Lehman, PhD, ABSNP Clinical Psychologist
  • Megan Goldenshteyn, PhD
    Megan Goldenshteyn, PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • Jennifer Beighley, PhD
    Jennifer Beighley, PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP
    John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Laura Snow, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Laura Snow, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Lisa Mancl, MS, CCC-A
    Lisa Mancl, MS, CCC-A Audiologist
  • Brooke Fitterer, DPT, PCS
    Brooke Fitterer, DPT, PCS Physical Therapist
  • Tobey Close, OTR/L
    Tobey Close, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy
    E: tclose@uw.edu
    P: 206-598-0067

  • Mollie Royer, MSW
    Mollie Royer, MSW Social Worker
  • Beth Gendler, MSW, LICSW
    Beth Gendler, MSW, LICSW Social Worker
  • Susan Adelman, OT
    Susan Adelman, OT Family Advocate
  • Mari Mazon, MS, RDN, CSP, CD
    Mari Mazon, MS, RDN, CSP, CD Nutritionist
  • Sarah Harsh, MS, RDN, CD
    Sarah Harsh, MS, RDN, CD Nutritionist

CHDD: Getting Here

The CHDD is located directly behind the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) at the south end of the UW campus in Seattle, Washington.

Street Address:

1701 NE Columbia Rd
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Link for full directions, parking, maps and transit information.
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Clinic Contact

  • Vicki Frasher
    Vicki Frasher Patient Care Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

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