Doreen Karoll, MD is a board certified Pediatrician (1989, 2004) and Developmental and Behavior Pediatrician (2004, 2014). She has provided outpatient consultation to hundreds of children at Franciscan Hospital for Children for 23 years. She now brings her expertise to the private setting.
As a slow-to-read 1st grader, Dr. Karoll knows the pain experienced by kids in school. Her passion is to help them and their families move schools to intervene early, so that confidence can be preserved and self-advocacy can be learned.
Six to eight percent of children have learning issues that make them less able to perform in school. These include: Reading/dyslexia, Math disorder, written language, handwriting, Speech/Language, fine or gross motor delays or disabilities, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and sleep problems. Sometimes, these issues can elude the pediatrician and school evaluation team. Dr. Karoll has spent 23 years working with parents, pediatricians and schools to make the difference.
Initial consult - You and your child will be asked about your concerns. An extensive past medical, school and family history will be taken. Your child will then complete a variety of neuro-developmental tasks designed to assess their strengths and weaknesses. After a brief physical exam, the visit will be reviewed.
Follow up - Independent of the interventions chosen, the child’s progress in school (home and community) will be discussed, then testing will occur. Discussion of the next steps will be made.