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The Center for Human Development (CHD) is committed to using a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach for diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, such as:

Parents, teachers, school administrators, doctors and others can refer children with neurodevelopmental 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:

  • Diagnostic evaluation services are only provided at the CHD's Southfield location.
  • Our evaluation team clinicians do not offer consults separately from the multidisciplinary evaluation services.
  • Medication management services are limited and only for established patients who have been evaluated at the CHD.
  • As a pediatric specialty program, the CHD is not an appropriate fit for patients whose primary concern is mental health related (anxiety, depression, suicidal or self-harm thoughts or actions).
  • The CHD is not able to provide crisis help. For families concerned about a behavioral or mental health crisis, please use one of the following resources:

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Did you know that Beaumont 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:

Renee Allen, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Sarah Barnum, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Valorie Cheyne, Ph.D.
Contingent Psychotherapist

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

Jennifer Cohen, M.D.

Lauren Czechowski, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

John G. Frauenheim, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Stacy Grindling, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Stefani Hines, M.D.
Medical Director, Developmental-
Behavioral Pediatrician
Lauren Mangus, Ph.D.
Contingent Psychotherapist

George Mellos, M.D.
Contingent Psychiatrist

Lea Ann Raymo, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Lori Warner, Ph.D.
Director, Licensed Psychologist

Amy Youn, M.D.
Contingent Pediatrician