Thank you for your interest in the services provided at Schmieding Developmental Center (SDC), a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. In order to be considered for services that we provide your child’s primary care provider &/or medical specialist must send a referral to our office.

In efforts to best meet the needs of your child, we also need for you to complete and return the Patient Information Packet to our office at your earliest convenience.  You can download a copy of the packet and mail it to us along with the consent forms or you can submit it online by clicking the link below. You will still need to complete the consent forms and mail/fax/email them to our office (the consent forms cannot be completed online). Incomplete Patient Information Packets will delay processing.

If your child has been previously evaluated for developmental and/or behavioral concerns (i.e., speech therapy, psychoeducational/developmental or psychiatric evaluations, etc.) and you have copies of any of their reports, please mail/fax them to our clinic.

Once the completed packet has been received, the triage team will review and request additional information as needed. When all information has been obtained, a clinician will review and determine if a comprehensive evaluation is warranted. If it is determined that there is a need for an evaluation, an appointment can be scheduled. Unfortunately, due to the specialized services, we provide and the large number of referrals that SDC receives, families often have to wait several months for an appointment.

If a comprehensive evaluation is not warranted, you and the referring physician will receive notification with recommendations indicating what services would best meet the needs of your child. SDC accepts Arkansas Medicaid and most private insurances.

If you have any changes to your contact information before your appointment, please contact our office to update your record. Two days prior to your appointment, you will receive a phone call to confirm the appointment. If SDC is unable to obtain a verbal confirmation, your appointment will be cancelled.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact SDC at 479-750-0125 press option 1 then option 2 to talk to a staff member or email us at

We look forward to working with you and your child.


Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist & SDC Administrative Director

Click to complete the Patient Information Packet