The developmental rotation will allow the learner to experience a variety of assessment and treatment clinics providing diagnosis and treatment to children ages birth to 18 with neurodevelopmental disorders in the clinic setting. Learning objectives for this rotation include:
The Thompson Center Psychiatry clinic provides diagnostic evaluations and pharmacological management to children on the Autism Spectrum up to 18 years old. Medications are monitored through our behavioral medication diary program in which families call a nurse to report any positive or negative changes over the preceding week.
The Thompson Center has a commitment to training Child Psychiatry Fellows about the needs of persons with autism. The Psychiatry Fellows acquire skills to improve the outcomes of individuals with behavioral challenges. These skills include evidence-based assessment, intervention strategies and interdisciplinary approaches to service delivery.
The Thompson Center partners with the University of Missouri Department of Health Psychology to provide training opportunities through internship placements with Health Psychology faculty. For more information please see Health Psychology Internships