Yale Child Study Center's Madison Practice Gains a Director, Hosts Open House

When Nicole Gentili, a licensed clinical social worker, joined the Yale Child Study Center’s practice in Madison as director in July, she brought years of experience in individual, group and family therapy, psychosocial assessment and parenting support. But in addition to providing care, one of her key missions is to spread the word throughout the shoreline communities about the wide-ranging services available for children and families in a convenient location.

“We bring the expertise of the Child Study Center closer to shoreline families and surrounding communities,” said Gentili. “Families in the Madison area now have access to the extraordinary dedication and skill of our New Haven facility. Our clinical team enriches patient care by bringing a century of experience treating the problems of children, adolescents and their families.”

An open house will be held at the practice on Wednesday, September 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It will include a free presentation by Yale Child Study Center speech-language pathologist Leah Booth titled “Beyond School: Using Visual Strategies to Support a Child’s Social and Adaptive Success at Home and in the Community.”

Booth and other Yale Child Study Center clinicians are distinguished leaders in a variety of specialty areas. They are professionally trained and accredited in disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology, speech-language pathology, pediatrics, public health, social work and mental health policy.

Some of the services available at the Madison practice include short- and long-term psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, autism spectrum disorder evaluations, SAT accommodation testing, speech and language evaluations, medication evaluation and management, psychological/neuropsychological evaluations, school consultations and observations, academic skills therapy and educational advocacy.

Therapists from the Child Study Center’s Early Childhood Development Program provide a range of clinical interventions including developmental evaluations, psychotherapy for very young children (birth to five) and clinical work with parents.

Members of the Yale Academic Skills Clinic are available to assess children, youth and young adults from preschool through college age who are experiencing or at significant risk for academic difficulties, or who have unique learning profiles that require more complete understanding.

In addition to Gentili and Booth, Yale Child Study Center Madison clinicians include Roger J. Jou, Robert A. King, Karen Sondergaard, and Katherine D. Tsatsanis,

For more information on the Madison Practice, which is located at 23 Woodland Rd., Suite B2, in Madison, please call 203-245-5070 or visit www.childstudycenter.yale.edu.

By Karen N. Peart

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