About The Clinic and its Team
Whole Child Healthcare and Neurodevelopmental Wellness
The Clinic for Special Children was founded by Dr. Karen Harum, MD, FAAP, to provide accurate diagnosis, whole child treatments, specialty care, and consultation for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems.
Dr. Harum is a MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) Member, has practiced developmental medicine for over 23 years and has special expertise in the neuroscience of learning and autism.
The Clinic for Special Children is a healthcare home for both primary care and complex needs children. Founded by Dr. Karen Harum, the Clinic offers pediatric care to any child, regardless of their neuro or physical abilities. With specialized neurodevelopmental training, the Clinic's providers offer an unprecedented level of care and consideration from birth through adolescence, until a child reaches adulthood. We recognize your child as a complex and unique person. We believe our job is to go beyond treating your child’s health. We treat the whole child. We approach your child's health holistically; paying attention not only to their medical history but also their nutritional status, mental development, biological and genetic individuality, and emotions. A team approach is used to provide coordinated services and care. What that means for your child is an overall better experience and healthcare that is mindful of wellness, attitude, and continued growth even after you leave our office.
Clinic for Special Children offers a full array of services to help your child attain and maintain good health.
Integrative General Pediatric Care
On-call physician access
Unrushed office visits
Mid-day, same-day sick appointments
Routine well-child examinations, preteen and teen examinations, school and sports physicals
Routine childhood vaccinations with full informed consent
Consultations for chronic illness
Coordination of hospital and specialist care
Nutritional counseling for kids and their parents
Nutrition, lactation, and sleep coaching
Meet The Team
Karen H. Harum, MD, FAAP
Board Certified General Pediatrician
Founder of Clinic for Special Children, BR&T, and Therapize
Margaret Pietruczuk, APN
Master of Science in Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Darlington RN
Clinic Manager and BR&T Director
Harry Parham, RN
Clinic Nurse, HBOT Tech
Front Desk Manager
Patient Care Coordinator
Research and Development, Special Needs Intake Coordinator, Education/IEP Specialist