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We are here when you are ready to find answers

 

 

Our office provides integrative, comprehensive, in-home neuro-developmental assessments for children 18 months to 18 years of age in the Boulder area and Northern Denver Suburbs. Will 

provide evaluations for adults in certain circumstances. Please call to see if we are a good fit. 

We provide evidence-based, family-focused, neurodiverse-affirming and holistic care to help you understand your child's neuro-development.  We empower you through step-by-step decision-making to help you or your child reach their fullest desired potential. 

All services in English or Spanish

 

  

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Insight and Help for:

Autism

Neurodiversity

Sensory Processing Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Developmental Regression

Anxiety

Selective Mutism

School Difficulties

Learning Difficulties

Developmental Delay

Walking Delay/Difficulty

Speech Delay

Gifted and Talented

Twice Exceptional

Pathological Demand Avoidance

ADHD, ADD

Tic Disorders

Tourette Syndrome

Behavioral Challenges

Toileting Difficulties

Nutrition Support

Sleep Difficulties

Genetic Syndromes

Adoption Counseling

Parent Coaching

Guidance

Support

School Transitions

School Decisions

Social and Relationship concerns

Career planning

Services

Pediatric Neurologist

Meet Monica Proud, MD

Meet Dr. Proud
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Dr. Proud has over 15 years' experience understanding, diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental differences. She has extensive education and collaboration in renown medical centers, and has several publications in this field. 

She is a Miami, Florida native who found her way to Colorado by way of Nashville, Washington D.C. and Houston. She enjoys all the outdoor wonders this beautiful state has to offer with her husband, Ryan, and their 3 great kids. 

Dr. Proud completed her undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Later she went on to Medical School at Georgetown University and graduated with honors. She went on to complete her Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. 

After completing training, she went on to join the Meyer Center for Development at Texas Children's Hospital. 

 

At the Meyer Center, Dr. Proud worked side by side with Psychologists, Developmental Pediatricians, Psychiatrists and Social Workers for over 10 years. In doing so, she developed a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to caring for children with neuro-developmental differences and other neurologic conditions. 

Dr. Proud is Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society and the International Society for Autism Research. She is licensed to practice medicine in Colorado and Texas. 

Dr. Proud is passionate about understanding the individual and meeting them where they are. She helps uncover the individual's as well as the family's goals, and sets plans to achieve these utilizing excellent parenting, academic interventions, and therapies.  

What to Expect

First Appointment

Before your appointment:

We will get to know you, your concerns for your child, and your expectations. You will fill out a welcome packet to help us prepare for your child's evaluation. We will work with you to prepare you for your in-home appointment. This will ensure a comfortable and fruitful evaluation for your child. Depending on your child's age, we will provide various parent, teacher, and other adult-care-giver questionnaires that should be filled out that help to give us a broader view of who your child is and what are their strengths and concerns. These are best returned directly after the in-home evaluation. Previous evaluations, such as school FIEs, IEPs, evaluations by speech pathologists, audiologists and occupational therapists should be shared at this time as well.

During your appointment:

The evaluation takes place in your child's most comfortable environment, their home. There will be a period of time during which Dr. Proud observes your child during play or interacts casually with them, depending on their developmental age. During and after this time, there will be a thorough parent interview and further interactions between Dr. Proud and your child. 

Your child will have evaluations that encompass cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, language, gross motor, fine motor skills, adaptive skills, as well as a comprehensive a neurologic examination.  

After your appointment:

Approximately 1 week after your child's in-home evaluation, we will have a telehealth visit during which findings and diagnoses will be explained and discussed in detail. 

We will discuss plans and recommendations,  as far as therapy, behavioral interventions and helpful tips. We may discuss ways to remedy sleep, feeding, nutrition or other concerns that may have come up during testing.  Recommendations for further testing, if recommended, such as genetic testing, laboratory testing, electroencephalography, polysomnography, or imaging will be discussed and ordered if necessary. 

A summary of all evaluations, diagnoses, recommendations and orders for therapy or testing will be provided to you in writing. This summary can be shared with your child's pediatrician to ensure that your child has a team on their side. 

We will discuss next steps, recommendations, pit-falls, what to watch for and what to expect for your child in the near and more distant future. 

You will have guidance and support throughout your child's journey. 

Ongoing care

Ongoing Care

Follow up appointments may be recommended for various reasons:

Abnormal test results

Help with behavior 

Feeding concerns

Nutrition Support

Sleep Management

Parent Coaching

Guidance and Support

School transitions and decisions

Do we treat with medication?

Sometimes, despite a strong scaffolding of parental skills and therapy, medication may be needed to help with behavior, ADHD or sleep, for example. If medication is recommended, Dr. Proud has extensive experience with understanding the "gentle" medication needs of the neurodivergent. She is happy to work directly with the patient and family to help with this delicate management, or partner with the patient's primary care provider (PCP) to ensure that medication management goes smoothly.

Insurance

Health Insurance Information

In order to provide your child with the most individualized and appropriate care, Acorn Developmental Neurology is not partnered with health insurance and remains an Out of Network Provider. We will provide you with a superbill so that you may receive any out of network benefits that your health plan provides. 

Any further medical testing recommended as well as any referrals to therapy should be covered by your insurance. 

We accept all major credit cards, health savings accounts, such as HSA, HRA and FSA, as well as Zelle, and check for payments. 

Contact

Contact

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by email or by filling out our form. You may also refer a patient or client using referral form.  

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