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Monday-Friday
8:30am-5:00pm

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Early Childhood Development
(Mailman Segal Center)
7600 SW 36th Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
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Unicorn Children's Foundation Clinic

The Unicorn Children's Foundation Clinics at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development provide a comprehensive spectrum of services for children and caregivers. With extensive knowledge in child development, clinicians provide expert diagnostic and treatment services to guide caregivers in obtaining the most individualized and up-to-date information. Knowing that children are different helps clinicians understand and respect the uniqueness of each child. We provide the highest level of expertise in our fields and look to caregivers to provide invaluable expertise regarding their child, creating a dedicated team to assist the child in achieving success throughout diagnosis and treatment.

Services provided through the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinics include:

Developmental Assessment Clinic

Diagnostic Services: Psycho-developmental evaluations  are provided for children 18 months-5 years suspected of having an autism  spectrum disorder (ASD), exhibiting developmental delays, or experiencing early  childhood behavioral difficulties. Additionally, the clinic serves adolescents with a prior diagnosis of ASD and/or developmental disabilities for reassessment  purposes.

Autism Education Program: The information provided to families for ASD intervention can be both overwhelming and often times  inaccurate. Caregivers struggle to discern quality programs that are  evidence-based from those that have little to no success. To address this need,  a series of community-based, ongoing seminars and one-on-one caregiver follow-up  sessions assist in determining the next steps after diagnosis.

Feeding Disorders Clinic

For children who refuse to eat an adequate  volume of food or for those who limit the variety of food they willingly  accept, the Feeding Disorders Clinic works with an inter-professional team to  support healthy eating habits and transform mealtimes into successful  experiences. With the help of behavioral psychology, nutrition, and speech pathology focusing on oral-motor concerns, the clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and intervention services to support the child and the family with  feeding difficulties.

Challenging Behavior Clinic

Engaging in significant problem behaviors can isolate children from peers, decrease ability to learn in school, and lead to elevated levels of stress in the home setting. The Challenging Behavior Clinic addresses these concerns through direct support for caregivers via parent training sessions or individual sessions during which the therapist works directly with the child (18 months-8 years). Both of these treatments teach the child adaptive methods to replace problem behaviors with more functional skills.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Roseanne Lesack, PhD, BCBA-D, ABPP Director, Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinics at unicornclinics@nova.edu or (954) 262 CARE

Starting Right

Starting Right is an early intervention, parent-child class designed to serve children 18-36 months of age exhibiting delays in language and social skills.  The program is designed to increase communication, social and school readiness skills.  It also provides caregivers with techniques and strategies to use in the classroom and at home. 

For more information, please contact: Heather O’Brien at (954) 262-7117 or oheather@nova.edu