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A Man with Down Syndrome Helps Care for Patients

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Meet David Rice, an exceptional abilities patient with Down syndrome at Ochsner Health. David embraces who he is and set an ultimate goal for himself - to maintain a job at the Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Health. “One reason David wanted to work here at the Boh Center is because he wanted to help the kids,” says Nicole Lasserre, PhD, child psychology.

David says, “With special needs, I’m there to help any way I can.” All of David’s supervisors, co-workers and the patients he serves all agree he has a huge heart and can light up a room! Lacey Ellis, PhD, program director of the Boh Child Development Center, emphasizes that the most important quality for working at the Boh Center is heart and caring. That sums up what David is all about.

Why choose Ochsner Health’s Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development for your child?

Appropriate evaluation and care are essential for children experiencing developmental or behavioral concerns. The team at Ochsner’s Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental disorders. As Louisiana’s only comprehensive pediatric developmental center, the team care for neurodevelopmental disorders through multidisciplinary interdisciplinary team evaluations and treatment. Care is based on the latest scientific evidence, and we engage parents as vital team members with specific, individualized education and resources. 

The Boh Center makes it easy for you to see more than one provider on the same day. To get started and set up your child's evaluation, call 504-493-2019.

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