The Center for Child and Adolescent Development (CCAD) was formed in September 2005 to continue and expand on the work of the David Monsky Developmental Clinic which was originally begun in the late 1950s (under another name) as a diagnostic & guidance clinic for children with multiple challenges.
Glenwood entered into a formal agreement with CCAD on October 1, 2012. The agreement identified CCAD as a project of Glenwood with the intent to work towards fully merging CCAD into Glenwood. The merger was finalized in April 2016.
Glenwood’s program in Montgomery continues the work of CCAD and its predecessor, the David Monsky Developmental Clinic. It provides diagnostic and intervention services to children from six months to 18 years of age who reside in central and southern Alabama and who present with, or are at risk for, developmental delays; learning disorders; and behavioral, emotional, or mental health disorders. Glenwood has provided the opportunity for the Montgomery program site to expand on services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a form of behavior therapy that is most often used to support children with autism. ABA offers an intensive model of treatment using evidence-based practices to design 1-on-1 therapy delivered by trained Behavior Technicians under the supervision of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Assessment results guide the development of individualized programs that address each child’s social and academic needs, while simultaneously decreasing challenging behaviors by teaching appropriate replacement behaviors. Therapists collect ongoing data on the acquisition of skills and the reduction of challenging behaviors throughout the course of treatment to monitor progress and inform treatment decisions. The ultimate goal of ABA is to teach children with autism the skills they need to successfully navigate their world, ultimately leading to greater independence.
ABA can address common skill deficits such as:
• Social skills
• Academic skills
• Self-care skills
• Challenging behaviors commonly associated with autism
ABA Services at Glenwood
Glenwood offers a comprehensive model for ABA services. Treatment plans address a broad range of skills and behaviors, rather than focusing on one specific concern. Each child attends session 5 days per week. Half day sessions are from 8:30-12:00 or 12:30-3:30, and whole day sessions are from 8:30-3:30.
The sessions are designed to function as a typical day at preschool. Children will participate in group instruction, snack, mealtime, recess, and arts and crafts, while receiving the individual attention and teaching they need throughout the day. This will allow children the opportunity to learn, not only from 1-on-1 instruction, but also from observing and interacting with their peers.
Our clinic offers ABA services to children ages 2-7. To qualify for services, a child must have a current diagnosis of autism and be referred for ABA services by their pediatrician. If you are interested in seeking ABA services with Glenwood, please reach out to our office at (334) 262-5744.
Developmental Screenings for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays:
- Premature Infants
- Low Birth Weight Infants
- Infants with an abnormal pattern of development or behaviors
Mental Health Consultation
Observation, recommendations and training provided by mental health clinicians regarding typical stages of childhood development, addressing areas of concern, and offering considerations for intervention services, including behavioral support strategies, to:
- Preschool providers
- School personnel
- Group home providers
- Foster parent groups
- Other service providers
Mental Health Counseling
- Individual counseling for children 5 years of age and younger
- Family counseling for children and adolescents with their family
Diagnostic assessment of children who present with, or are at risk of the following:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developmental Delays
- Disorders of Attention and Hyperactivity
- Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
- Learning Difficulties
School Based Assessments
IEP testing for children and adolescents provided on contract basis in the following settings:
- Public schools
- Residential Programs
Speech and Language Assessments and Therapy
Diagnostic assessment and/or therapy for children who present with, or are at risk of the following:
- Disorders in speech or language
2361 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Main Phone: 334.262.5744