Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning (DMCDL)
provides consultation and treatment in the following areas:

Attentional Problems (ADD/ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Problems
Learning Problems
Brain Training

Each of our doctors are board-certified pediatricians with over 30 years of combined experience in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and learning differences and over 75 combined years in pediatric care.  They are each deeply involved locally and nationally with medical research and family support organizations, especially as they relate to developmental and learning issues.  Their involvement provides direct benefit to our patients who gain access to a rich network of resources, information, and knowledge of the most current and effective diagnostic and treatment strategies.  For a short bio on each of the doctors, see the "About Us" page.

Leonard R. Baker, M.D.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

C. Thomas Hartman, M.D.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics


  WELCOME
Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd., # 301
La Canada, CA  91011
818.790.1587
  Descanso Medical Center
  for Development and Learning
Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
Cogmed Qualified Practice
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ADD AND LOVING IT?!

Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts including medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors, and award-winning authors. Funny, moving, and transformative, this fascinating documentary will hold you spellbound. Yes, even if you have ADHD!

This informative yet humorous documentary is a “must see” for anyone struggling with—or who wants to understand more about –ADD.   

DMCDL has a limited number of DVDs available in the office  which may be checked out by our patients.  It may also be purchased from the following site: http://totallyadd.com/shop

See the trailer for ADD And Loving It?!
http://totallyadd.com/totallyadd-loving-it-trailer/



Filmmakers Screening
Under the Stars:
"Autistic-Like: Graham's Story"

Saturday August 30, 2014 7-10 pm
South Pasadena, CA

Join the DIR/Floortime Coalition of California for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a special screening of the award-winning PBS documentary film, Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story, an intimate portrait showing one family’s search for the right treatments for their son.

The screening will be followed with a discussion with the director/father Erik Linthorst, mother/author Jennie Linthorst, and renowned expert Dr. Josh Feder. Jennie will do a reading from her book, Autism Disrupted: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and discuss her work facilitating therapeutic writing workshops.

Saturday August 30, 2014 7-10 pm
Private Residence, South Pasadena, CA
(address provided with ticket purchase)

Tickets $50 - Purchase online at : www.regonline.com/filmscreening
or contact:Dr. Pam Albro, Events Manager at Greenhouse Therapy Center 626-795-7910

Donations are gratefully accepted if unable to attend.