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We have appts. scheduled for Dr. Josephine Lindt and Dr.
Deborah Sedberry for behaviorial issues (possibly ADHD) that
we're having with our 4-year-old son. Dr. Berman was our first
choice, but we're on a year-long waiting list to see him. Can
you please tell me what your experience has been with either
Dr. Lindt or Dr. Sedberry? Who would you recommend? Our appt.
is coming up soon and we're not sure who to go with. Thanks!
I have heard positive feedback on each.
However, we had a very positive experience with Dr. Sedberry, who was
and helpful in helping us obtain a proper diagnosis for one child, and
us on medications. It's worth the drive to Walnut Creek.
Has anyone had any experience, positive or negative, with Dr.
Deborah Sedberry (in Walnut Creek)? She is said to have
experience in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders and
nonverbal learning disability. Are there other developmental
pediatricians who specialize in those areas that anyone would
recommend? Thank you for your input.
Our family had a very positive experience working with developmental
pediatrician Dr. Deborah Sedberry. We brought our son to be assessed
due to a sudden drop in grades in 7th grade. We thought he might have
attentional problems, but her assessment teased out hints of a primary
auditory processing disorder. She was able to do some assessments
that made a huge difference in helping us move toward the right
diagnosis. She also provided excellent referrals, and after some more
in-depth assessment with specific professionals (including an
audiologist), her initial ideas were proven correct. She also helped with
some medication, and was open and easy to work with...and worked
well with our son. I believe she used to work at the children's pain
management clinic at Children's Hospital. I wouldn't hesitate to work
with her again.
After hearing good things about her, we took our child to Dr
Sedberry a few years ago. She didn't take our insurance so the
1 1/2 hour visit cost $450. That included a lengthy report that
she mailed us a few weeks later. While I think her diagnosis
was thorough and correct, her suggestions were quite rigid and
my husband and I both felt like she wasn't listening to us so we
never went back. Also, she was unfamilliar with our school
district (West Contra Costa) and was unable to make specific
suggestions regarding school placement, etc...
Feel free to email me for more details.
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