Chronic Illness Adjustment Program
Pediatric Psychologists at the CHofSA provide treatment for children struggling with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, cystic-fibrosis, functional abdominal pain, Irritable Bowel Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Congenital Heart Disease, Sickle Cell disease, hemophilia, fibromyalgia, rhemautoid arthirits, cancer, and many others. Children are usually treated in conjuction with all medical professionals involved in their care. Physicians and families can expect improvement in adherence to medical treatment and reduction in stress and disability associated with chronic illness.
Families can expect the following services:
- Psychological Evaluation
- School consultation and assistance with Section 504 Plan
- Consultation with all treating physicians
- Hospital services when child is hospitalized due to the aggravation of medical condition
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) aimed at helping child/teen and family cope with the stress of chronic illness.