Anna Shaw Children’s Institute

1201 Burleyson Road, Dalton, GA
Phone: 706-226-8900

Champion care to children and families for happy, healthy lives.

With design elements inspired by the style of a treehouse, Anna Shaw Children’s Institute is located in a serene environment reflective of the natural beauty that exists in Northwest Georgia. Families and their children receive diagnoses, treatment, and support all under one roof.

Cognitive, psychological, and developmental evaluations are completed at the Institute to ensure the assessment of each child’s individual skill set and to identify appropriate therapy services to maximize the child’s development. Available therapies for children include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/feeding therapy, and music therapy. Psychological services assist children and families through individual counseling, family counseling, and behavioral support services. A treatment navigator supports families through the diagnostic and treatment processes. Key services offered at Anna Shaw Children’s Institute include:

Board Certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute provides evaluation, diagnosis, and ongoing care for children from birth to age 11 with developmental delays and the behavior associated with those delays.

Caring for children with:

  • Attention disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral issues due to developmental delays
  • Behavioral and developmental challenges due to pediatric chronic illnesses (genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer)
  • Developmental delays in speech, language, and thinking ability
  • Habit disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Motor skill delays related to other conditions
  • Regulatory disorders
  • Visual and hearing impairments

Pediatric Psychology

We offer psychological testing and therapy services for children from birth to 11 who receive services at the Institute.

Psychological services include:

  • ABA Therapies
  • Autism Evaluation
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Developmental Evaluation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychoeducational (Cognitive assessment)
  • Psychological Evaluation

Therapy Services

We offer comprehensive outpatient pediatric therapy programs for children from birth to 11, led by Occupational, Physical, Speech/Language, and Music Therapists.

Interventional Services include:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Oral Motor/Feeding Therapy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Music Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy (ST)

Family Support Services

The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute’s navigator provides one-to-one assistance with resources and support for parents on their journey to obtain the best care for their child.

Assistance with:

  • Agency Options
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Care Coordination
  • Community Support Groups
  • Educational Support (including collaboration with school systems and IEP support)
  • Financial Assistance
  • Hippotherapy availabilities
  • Legal Assistance
  • Summer Camp(s)
  • Transition Support