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Programs and Services

The Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children’s National Hospital has a variety of programs and services to help care for and treat your child’s needs. Your child will have access to the latest advances in treatment based on our cutting-edge research and our commitment to providing age-appropriate, personalized care for your child.

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ADHD & Learning Differences Program

We offer youth and families a comprehensive range of clinical services, including evidence-based assessment and treatment services. Families, communities and schools can also access state-of-the-art investigational interventions being developed for youth and adolescents with ADHD and learning differences by participating in one of our ongoing research studies.

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Anxiety Disorders Program

The Anxiety Disorders Program at Children's National Hospital is a specialized treatment clinic devoted to carefully assessing and effectively treating a wide range of anxiety disorders common among children and adolescents.

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides evaluation and treatment services for children with atypical or complicated developmental disorders.

Child Development Program

Child Development Program

The Child Development Program at Children's National Hospital evaluates more than 1,500 children each year from birth to 4 years of age with developmental concerns.

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Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program

Our Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program helps families with interventions such as therapy, medication, social work and care coordination, as they care for their child's mental health needs from birth to age 6.

Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic

Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic (HALP)

The Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic provides comprehensive evaluations to children and adolescents who present with school problems such as inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and academic underachievement.

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Inpatient Psychiatry

Inpatient psychiatry services for children and adolescents at Children's National is provided through the Division of Psychiatry. 

Mood Disorders Clinic

Mood Disorders Program

The Mood Disorders Program at Children’s National Hospital provides effective, personalized treatment for children and teens with depression and other mood disorders.