Patricia McGuire MD FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Welcome to All Children Are Special, the website of Patricia McGuire MD FAAP. Dr. McGuire's primary goal is to provide service and support to children with developmental and behavioral challenges and their families.
All children are born wanting to be loved, accepted, and respected. The rest we have to teach them.
All children will be supported in their quest for competence and happiness through
the mentoring, coaching, and teaching of the adults around them.
To provide adults with the knowledge and support to understand, the developmental and behavioral underpinnings
of children and youth in order to be
models, guides, and providers of
which will lead to their growth in competence and happiness.
Welcome to 2013! With all the New Year's Resolutions that we are making, how about adding one more. Resolve to make this year a positive one for your child or a child you work with. Find out "why" they struggle developmentally or behaviorally.
If you are an organization that works with children experiencing developmental and behavioral challenges, consider bringing me in as a resource to help you make 2013 a great year for your students or clients. There are so many reasons that we, as adults, don't consider when dealing with these children. Let 2013 be the year you learn to understand them better and provide them with the strategies and accommodations to thrive.
If you have considered having your child assessed for learning, attention, or concerns of autism you should make your appointment as soon as possible so that you don't miss the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of your child's strengths and struggles, along with strategies and recommendations that will help your child. Contact Tammi at 319-365-1006 during working hours (or leave a message and she will get back to you during working hours).
If you are frustrated with your child's behavior, parent training to understand the underpinnings of behavioral reactions can be a life saver. Make an appointment to begin the change in your relationship with your child. Contact Tammi at 319-365-1006 during working hours (or leave a message and she will get back to you during working hours).
Dr. McGuire is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician. She has been in private practice since 1985, serving children first in Wisconsin and for the last 20 years in Cedar Rapids, IA. She has worked with hundreds of families with their children, providing diagnostic services, as well as counseling and support services. She is a speaker for PESI, LLC. She also speaks for Kirkwood Community College and for Springtides, Inc., the nonprofit side of the medical practice. Dr. McGuire is the author of Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them. Never Assume was the recipient of a Readers View award in 2009.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Council for Exceptional Children
International Dyslexia Association
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Tammi Bolender - Office manager
Poncho - Unofficial therapy cat (now retired at home)
Ingrid - Unofficial therapy cat
Hours: Labor Day until Memorial Day -
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9-5, Tuesday: 9-12, closed Fridays.
Hours: Memorial Day until Labor Day -
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9-4, Tuesday: 9-12, closed Fridays.
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