What We Treat
Our interdisciplinary team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the following conditions:
When To Refer
Our team is available for brief management or long-term therapeutic care of your patients. We provide timely appointments and/or consultations regarding the diagnosis, management, education and advocacy of developmental and behavioral concerns in pediatric populations. Some examples of how/when to consult with our practice are:
If you would like to request an appointment for a patient of yours with our clinic, please make sure that in your referral you write that you "request consultation for [patient full name and DOB] for a developmental-behavioral assessment by Dr. Trenna Sutcliffe." Feel free to use our form here as well (click on file below). You can fax your referral to 650-434-3953. Feel free to have your families call us to schedule an appointment once the referral is sent.
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to contract with insurance at this time. We are considered out-of-network providers. This means that a family pays for the visit at the time of the appointment, and then we provide a bill that can be submitted to the insurance for some reimbursement, if your insurance provides some coverage. If your family will be going through their insurance, we encourage them to speak with the insurance company first so you they are accurately informed about out-of-pocket expenses.
Online Clinical Resources
- Learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics and their initiatives for families with their National Center for Medical Home Implementation.
- DBpeds.org: This is the portal to the American Academy of Pediatrics special interest group for developmental & behavioral pediatrics. Its goal is to enable primary care providers, developmental & behavioral providers, and families to get on the same page to help a child flourish to his or her fullest.
- DBP lab tests/results: University of Washington has a quick reference guide for lab result interpretation and supplements.
- School psychiatry screens and tools: Courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital, there is a well-developed list of external links and resources that you may need to help navigate school needs for your patients.
- GeneTests.org and GeneReview.org: This is an NIH-funded detailed reference site for medical genetics.
- DBP Homepage: University of Washington has a well-organized page for providers and families, alike, to explore and learn about the screening, tools, and advocacy efforts in the DBP community.
For resource recommendations on our favorite books/tools, organizations or to access our "quick links" on specific conditions, refer to our "Resources" page.
Connecting Your Families with Services:
Regional Centers (RC) are community-based, non-profit organizations that "provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities," as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act.
Eligibility is determined by your local regional centers and must be established prior to the individual's 18th birthday and is defined by Section 4512 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.
If your child is between 0-36 months old, they may qualify for Early Start services. A list of this eligibility qualifications can be found in Section 95014 of theCalifornia Government Code. If qualified for services, this program can be instrumental in service assessment and delivery; they offer everything from genetic diagnosis to prevention services and therapies.
There are 21 centers throughout California. For a complete listing of local Regional Center, listed by county, refer to the Look-up RC List.
California Children's Services (CCS)
School District Web Sites
Individual school district homepage links: