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Center for Children with Special Needs

Meet Our Care Team

Monica H. Ultmann, MD

Monica H. Ultmann, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental disabilities, autism, literacy

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Bernadette M. Bentley, MPA

Bernadette M. Bentley, MPA

Title(s): Autism Resource Specialist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5261

Autism spectrum disorder, writing, editing, project management

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Karen C. Bresnahan, MD

Karen C. Bresnahan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental and behavioral pediatrics, psychiatric disorders in children, learning disabilities, attention disorers, autism, ADHD

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Adam J. Geyer, MEd, MSW, LICSW

Adam J. Geyer, MEd, MSW, LICSW

Title(s): Senior Clinical Social Worker; Director of Social Work Training; Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5261

Children’s mental health, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ADHD and ASD, fostering resiliency in families

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Sheryl Levy, MD

Sheryl Levy, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Evaluation and ongoing care for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior management, executive function

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Jennifer Lucarelli, MD

Jennifer Lucarelli, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7242
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental and behavioral pediatrics, learning disabilities, attention disorders, autism, ADHD, behavior management

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Cathy Mason, MEd

Cathy Mason, MEd

Title(s): Educational Specialist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
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Formal evaluation of children and adolescents with learning, neurological, developmental and behavioral disorders and consultation to parents, schools and interns

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Kayla McOsker, MSW, LCSW

Kayla McOsker, MSW, LCSW

Title(s): Clinical Social Worker
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Child mental health, early childhood development, autism, ADHD, and community resources

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Karen J. Miller, MD

Karen J. Miller, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Director of Training; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental-behavioral pediatrics, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities

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Christina M. Mulé, PhD

Christina M. Mulé, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Psychologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7242
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Assessment and intervention services to children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, behavior and family therapy with families of children with autism spectrum disorders and elimination disorders

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Ellen C. Perrin, MD

Ellen C. Perrin, MD

Title(s): Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental-behavioral pediatrics, family functioning, chronic health problems, children in non-traditional families

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Kathleen Reilly, CCC-SLP

Kathleen Reilly, CCC-SLP

Title(s): Speech-Language Pathologist; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5261

Disorders of communication, speech and language learning

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Wanda L. Rieman, PhD

Wanda L. Rieman, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Clinical Neuropsychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7242
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Lifespan neuropsychology, psychotherapy using DBT, CBT, and narrative approaches

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Christine M. Sadowski, PhD

Christine M. Sadowski, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Clinical Neuropsychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7242
Fax #: 617-636-4852

ADHD, adolescent mental health, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, learning disorders

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Christina Sakai, MD

Christina Sakai, MD

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Inpatient Specialists
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Developmental behavioral pediatrics, pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric inpatient care

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Erik von Hahn, MD

Erik von Hahn, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Working collaboratively with schools, the interface between the health care system and the educational system

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Jenifer Walkowiak, PhD

Jenifer Walkowiak, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neuropsychologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7242
Fax #:

Neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, social competence difficulties, executive function disorders, concussion management in children

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1st Year Fellow

Deanna Lau, DO

Deanna Lau completed her residency in General Pediatrics at Coney Island Hospital and State University of New York Downstate. Prior to attending medical school at Touro University, California, she served as a research coordinator for participants in studies using web-based testing to establish the relation between symptom profiles regarding attention and cognitive testing scores along with heritability estimates for working memory and response inhibition at the University of California Los Angeles Semel Institute. While there, she also helped create an online knowledge base and assessment development project on Autism Spectrum Disorders. During her Pediatrics Residency, she worked with her Program Director to successfully attain a New York State Office of Mental Health grant to implement Healthy Steps, a model of delivering primary care which seeks to address adverse childhood experiences and improve developmental outcomes within the Pediatrics Clinic. Dr. Lau is passionate about state and national advocacy for policies to help children with special needs reach their potential and providing care for medically complex children. Her research interests include addressing cultural barriers within Asian communities in seeking appropriate diagnosis and care for children with developmental delay and Autism Spectrum Disorders screening tools.

Aseel Al Jadiri is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellow at Floating Hospital for Children in downtown Boston, MA. Aseel Al Jadiri

Aseel Al Jadiri completed her residency in Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian and Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Al Jadiri worked in Jordan. Since coming here in 2012, she has conducted research at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Child Psychiatry with focus on Autism Spectrum and was a post doctoral research fellow at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Einstein Research Institute/Sucker Hillside Hospital/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Medication Side Effects and Early Diagnosis. Dr. Al Jadiri's research interests include: early diagnosis/early symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum co morbidities screening tools and role of early intervention.