Our Manhattan Center


The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics is our private multidisciplinary center dedicated to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and special needs. The center offers a unique integrated approach for children with developmental disorders.

The McCarton Center was founded in 1998 by Cecelia McCarton, M.D., a leading expert in developmental pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Based on its Integrated Model, the McCarton Center provides not only assessment and diagnoses, but also an individual plan for each child. This may combine a variety of therapies including aspects of speech and language therapy, fine and gross motor therapy, sensory integration therapy, socialization with peers, developmental play skills and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

The McCarton Center is a bright, cheerful 8,000 square foot facility consisting of a large waiting room/play area, four speech/language therapy rooms, two developmental assessment rooms, a large therapeutic gym for fine/gross motor skills and sensory integration work and an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment Center.

Each therapy and assessment room is equipped with an observation room with a one-way mirror for parents to view the session. Each room has videotaping capacity so that a session can be reviewed at a later date.



Our Families & Children

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.


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 or 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