Center for Children with Special Needs
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Supporting infants, children and adolescents who have developmental, behavioral and emotional issues.
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An infant who has difficulty holding himself upright. A toddler who does not wave "bye bye" or bring toys to her parents. A preschooler whose speech is delayed. A child whose disruptive behaviors causes problems at home or school. Or, a child who seems to be "different" and cannot make friends. These are some of the children we see at the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) at Tufts Children's Hospital in downtown Boston.
The world can be frustrating for a child with developmental difficulties. Whether you are the parent, or the child’s teacher, therapist, or health care provider, the CCSN provides a comprehensive resource for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, advocacy and support for children with diverse disabilities.
With a team of specialists, the CCSN is one of the largest programs of its kind in the region. Contact us today for a consultation at 617-636-8100.
How Can We Help You Today?
"How Trauma Affects Children and How You Can Help Your Kids"
Join a webinar hosted by the Federation for Children with Special Needs on June 24 at 5pm
The SWYC screening instrument
The Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC)™ is a freely-available, comprehensive screening instrument for children under 5 years of age.
Explore the SWYC website
Training future leaders in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
CCSN also serves as a practicum site for graduate students in social work, psychology, and speech & language pathology.
Explore our fellowship opportunities.