Clinic services are provided by teams that may include physician specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, physical or occupational therapists, nutritionists, orthotists, speech and language specialists, audiologists, dentists and orthodontists. The specific needs of the child and the nature of the conditions that are being followed determine the make-up of a particular clinic team.
In addition to the CSHN clinic information here, we have included links to other resources that may be helpful to you. While we have reviewed each of these sites, we do not control and are not responsible for their content.
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Child Development Clinic
Please contact our central office in Burlington to find the clinic nearest you, and to discuss referrals or other resources, even if the child is older than 8.
The Child Development Clinic provides developmental evaluation for children who are thought to have a developmental concern, cognitive disability, or autism spectrum disorder, or a known condition affecting development.
- help make a diagnosis
- work with primary care and specialty care providers
- assist with early intervention and education recommendations
- assist with care coordination, including: team meetings, organizing services, referrals for community supports, and help completing applications
Cleft Palate Clinic
Cleft Palate Clinic is offered to children with cleft lip and/or palate or other craniofacial differences. Our clinic team provides medical evaluation, treatment planning and follow-up. We hold this clinic in Burlington and Rutland.
For children who are born with hypothyroidism or metabolic diseases such as phenylketonuria (PKU). Clinics are held in Burlington and Rutland (PKU only).
- See also: National PKU News
For children who have complex bone, joint or neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis and hip problems. Clinics are held in Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Newport, Rutland and Springfield.
- See also: Pediatric Orthopedics.
Nutrition services are offered to children who have special growth, feeding and dietary needs and to their families. The CSHN state nutritionist coordinates a statewide network of certified dieticians who serve as consultants to CSHN programs.
Respite Care for Families
Respite Care for Families provides limited funds to families to offer a rest from their child care. Eligibility for Respite Care funding is based upon a family’s income and the specific needs of individual children.
Children with Special Health Needs
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Tel: 800-660-4427 or 802-863-7338