Good health involves more than physical wellbeing. Appropriate behavioral, psychological or learning development skills are also vitally important, especially for children and adolescents.

The Center for Human Development (CHD) at Beaumont Children's is committed to using a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to diagnose and treat children and adolescents who experience developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. The broader mission of CHD encompasses community outreach, research, and professional training.

The Center for Human Development evaluates and treats children who are showing evidence of, or who are at risk for the following development disorders:

  • autism spectrum disorders
  • attention deficit disorders
  • developmental delays
  • dyslexia
  • other learning disabilities
  • social dysfunction

Parents, teachers, school administrators, doctors and others can refer children with behavioral or development disorders. Each patient is evaluated by a team of experts that may include specialists in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, psychology, and speech pathology. Detailed reports of evaluations are shared with families and provide a blueprint for intervention strategies.

Please note that not all services are provided in the Center for Human Development’s Grosse Pointe location.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Did you know that Beaumont Children's offers a number of clinical programs for children on the spectrum of autism spectrum disorders? Our approach ensures that appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatment is available for families and children experiencing the challenging effects of autism.

Meet the CHD Team

The following caregivers participate in Beaumont's Center for Human Development:

Stefani Hines, M.D.
Medical Director, Developmental-
Behavioral Pediatrician

Lori Warner, Ph.D.
Director, Licensed Psychologist

John G. Frauenheim, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dana Cohen, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Director of Autism
Evaluation Center

Renee Allen, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Stacy Grindling, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Lauren Czechowski, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Sarah Barnum, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Lea Ann Raymo, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Amy Youn, M.D.
Contingent Pediatrician

Matt Hornik, D.O.
Contingent Pediatrician

George Mellos, M.D.
Contingent Psychiatrist

Lauren Mangus, Ph.D.
Contingent Psychotherapist

Valorie Cheyne, Ph.D.
Contingent Psychotherapist