The Yale Adoption Clinic offers comprehensive evaluations of adopted children ranging from the child who has recently arrived to children adopted sometime in the past but who now have developmental, behavioral, emotional or medical concerns. The clinic is held every Monday in the pediatric clinic at One Long Wharf. The evaluation includes:
- Medical Examination
- Developmental Assessment
- Audiology Evaluation
- Growth and Nutrition Screening
- Psychosocial Development Assessment
- Screening Tests recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Counseling about potential health and development issues
The Adoption Clinic staff is knowledgeable about the unique medical and social conditions of children from other countries, is skilled in managing infectious diseases, and understands the developmental and psychological impact of institutionalization and sensory deprivation. Our goal is to assist families every step of the way; from providing guidance and information about pre-adoption records to performing careful post-adoption assessments of an individual child's medical, developmental and psychosocial well-being.
Building intimate relationships with caregivers provides children with a framework of how to understand and interact with the world. Children who haven't had that may exhibit many behavioral symptoms that need to be assessed. The clinic staff can help pediatricians caring for children who may need specialized attention, and they can help parents figure out ways to help their child learn coping strategies.
To schedule an appointment, or speak with someone regarding questions, please call Gail Novey at 203.785.7521. Our clinic meets weekly on Monday’s in the Pediatric Specialty Clinic.