Early Childhood Clinic

The Rothman Clinic sees early childhood OCD, tic disorders, PANDAS/PANS, and trichotillomania

Jillian Childres, PhD, NSCP joins us at the Rothman Center on Mondays to see children 2 to 12 years of age concerned with developmental delays, challenging behaviors (tantrum, aggression, non-compliance, etc.), difficulty getting along with peers, problems with sleeping/eating/communicating, learning problems, and/or attention/focus issues and hyperactivity. The services she provides include testing and diagnosis, treatment planning (including recommendations for school supports), behavioral therapy/counseling for children, and behavioral parent training.

Mary H. Pavan, MD, FAAP is board certified in both pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. She joins us at the Rothman Center on Tuesdays. She focuses on children, birth to 5 years of age, who have delays in developing language, motor, social, adaptive, and/or cognitive skills. Children may have prematurity, genetic, neurological, congenital, or unknown causes. She works with families and with the Early Steps Programs, School Systems, and therapy providers. She also sees children of all ages with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial conditions through ACH’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center, which can be reached at 727-767-2930.

Heather Agazzi, PhD, NCSP is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychology and is a Level 1 PCIT therapist and trainer. Dr. Agazzi specializes in the identification and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and ODD. Dr. Agazzi also provides evaluations to identify specific learning disabilities and deficits in cognitive functions like auditory processing, phonological processing, speed, and executive functions. Dr. Agazzi provides therapy services for the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders for children 2-7 years old using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with a range of disruptive behaviors as well as children with social anxiety, separation anxiety, and intellectual disabilities. Emerging evidence supports the use of PCIT for children with ASD who present with challenging behaviors. PCIT is also endorsed by the U.S. Department of Justice for the treatment of child abuse with children up to age 12 years.