Most children come to The McCarton Center initially because of delays in language acquisition, motor development, social skills, and apparent behavioral or learning difficulties, Children are referred by their pediatrician or their nursery and grade school and others are brought directly by concerned parents based on their observations in the home.

The McCarton Center evaluates and treats a wide range of developmental disabilities from birth through age 14. These disabilities include:

  • Language Disorders (Expressive and Receptive)

  • Pragmatic Language Deficits

  • Verbal Apraxia/Dyspraxia

  • Oral-Motor Dysfunction

  • Feeding Disorders

  • Fine and Gross Motor Deficits

  • Hypotonia and Hypertonia

  • Motor Planning Deficits

  • Sensory Integration Disorder

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Attention Deficits/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder

  • Chromosomal Abnormalities

  • Cerebral Palsy


Our Families

It is impossible to treat children without becoming intimately involved with the family. Our belief is that the family is integral to getting the child the services he/she needs and ensuring the progress of the child by generalizing the lessons learned at the Center to the home and community.

Parents know and understand their children better than anyone and are essential to the therapeutic team process. We strive to achieve an ongoing partnership with our parents as the best way to improve the abilities of their children.