Child Insights provides child-centered consulting services to support individuals and organizations who want to help
children and families have the best developmental experience possible.
PEDIATRIC CONSULTING FOR PROVIDERS AND CAREGIVERS
Child Insights works directly with providers and caregivers caring for children have chronic illness, behavioral health challenges or other special needs, to support their efforts to manage child's condition, create and sustain a vibrant and stable family life, and navigate the healthcare and educational systems to ensure their needs are met.
POLICY & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Using best practices from developmental science, pediatrics, interaction and learning design, Child Insights helps companies, brands and organizations to reach, and connect with, children and parents through the design and development of product, programs and services that deliver key play and learning messages and value-added offerings.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Child Insights also works with
organizations, corporations, government agencies and professionals who design and offer products and services for children and families to to help them
reach and engage their target audiences
and build affinity and loyalty using communications strategies, strategic collaboration and constituency relations.
Steven Merahn, MD, FAAP
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Child Insights was founded by Steven Merahn, MD, a pediatrician with special training in child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy, and interests in child development and behavior, parent-child interaction and families with special needs. Dr. Merahn has been the Chief Medical Officer at Centria Healthcare, a national provider of therapeutic interventions based the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, and has been a recognized leader in in the care of children and adults with special needs, having led a national primary care practice serving complex/fragile adults and founded one of the first complex case management services for children in the country.
Dr. Merahn also has extensive experience as a corporate executive with strategic program development, product management, communications and marketing, public affairs, customer engagement and relationship management, interactive technologies and innovations management. Dr. Merahn has served in strategic, operational and P&L-level executive leadership positions for publicly traded global multi-national corporations, private equity backed middle-market companies, non-profit and mission-driven organizations and start-ups.
KEY INSIGHTS INTO POLICIES AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Child Insights uses a framework based on the principles of Developmental Responsibility™ to provide strategic insights, support solution development and problem resolution, and shape market development activities for clients
Development: does the product or service support (or impede) developmental pathways, or is it ‘developmentally neutral'?
Learning: does the product or service advance learning or education in a developmentally appropriate manner?
Health: does the product or service advance (or impede) a child’s health status?
Family: does the product or service support positive and productive family function?
Fun: is the product or service fun or entertaining?
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
ABA/Autism Services Organizations
Behavioral health organizations/networks
Health systems and accountable care organizations; managed care and health plans
School systems/educational services organization
Government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs)
Juvenile products/toy and game manufacturers
Children’s publishing and media companies
Children's media producers
Marketing communications and public relations agencies
Museums and theme parks; event planners