Kentuckiana Childrens Center has been in operation for over 40 years.
Founded by Dr. Lorraine Golden in 1957, The
Center is now managed by a Board of Directors, with Sharon A. Vallone,
as Chairman. There are currently 140 active files that are managed by a
clinical team and who received over $100,000 of health services in 1998.
is the Executive Director.
Goals & Mission
The ongoing emphasis at Kentuckiana is on special programs individually designed
to help the child with special needs. Our goal is to have each child reach
his or her optimum potential. We achieve this by:
Providing quality chiropractic health care to children with special needs
regardless of their ability to pay for those
Providing a health assessment, chiropractic treatment, nutritional
Providing psychosocial intervention
Providing health education for families, educators and health care
Facilitating research and promoting multidisciplinary collaborative
Enhancing community awareness of childrens health issues
Comprehensive tests and evaluations are used to help determine the childs
needs. A personalized corrective care program is planned and then implemented
to meet those needs, incorporating a comprehensive array of health services
Social Work Counseling/Family Intervention/Advocacy
Mineral Analysis*/Nutritional Planning*
Referral for Other Specialized Services as Needed*
The staff at The Center monitors each childs progress through open
and continuous communication. This team approach provides everyone involved
with a better understanding of the conditions, needs and progress of each
child. The Center also gives the children, even those labeled "hopeless"
encouragement and loving care to help them achieve a richer more
Special Children Served
Many of the children we serve have not benefited from other programs. Their
unique special needs often require specialized, costly, long-term care. Many
of the families come to The Center as a "last resort", when they are emotionally
and financially drained. The children are provided these services
regardless of their ability to pay.
The special needs of the children we are currently serving include but are
not limited to:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Down Syndrome and Other Congenital Disorders
Since its beginning in 1957, Kentuckiana Childrens Center has served
children with special needs from 37 states in the United States, Canada,
Puerto Rico and India. Referrals for care come from a variety of sources
including the personal recommendation of satisfied parents and from professionals
in the fields of health and education. While we dont promise miracles,
we have helped hundreds of children lead healthier lives despite their individual
New Patient Evaluations
Detailed Physical Exam
Full Spine or Sectional X-Ray Series as Required
Trace Mineral Analysis (Hair Analysis) Performed by Doctors
Data (Chicago, IL)* or Analytical Lab (Phoenix, AZ)*
Referral to Our Social Services if Indicated.
Referrals made to other professionals:
Visual Screening*/Visual Therapy*
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging* or Laboratory Analysis*
Further Specialized Evaluation
Additional Functional Testing Available through Great Smokies Lab*
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis with or without Parasitology
IgG/IgE Food Allergy and Environmental Sensitivity Testing
Chiropractic Adjusting Utilizing a Variety of Techniques
Nutritional Counseling and Supplementation Recommendations*
Consultation and Follow-up Conferences with Parents and Care Givers
Disclaimer: * There may be fees associated with services provided
by any provider or agency outside of Kentuckiana Childrens Center.
There is a fee for nutritional supplementation.
Besides the outpatient services provided to the residents of the local
Kentuckiana area, doctors from all over the country refer patients to The
Center for expert pediatric chiropractic evaluation and recommendations.
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