Childhood Development Disorders

Good health involves more than physical wellbeing. Appropriate behavioral, psychological or learning development skills are also vitally important, especially for infants, 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
  • emotional impairment
  • other learning disabilities
  • social dysfunction

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

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.
Director Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Lori Warner, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Clinical Psychologist

John G. Frauenheim, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

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

George Mellos, M.D.
Contingent Psychiatrist

Renee Allen
Clinical Psychologist

Stacy Grindling
Clinical Psychologist