The Learning Center’s Diagnostic and Resource Center is committed to providing quality services for children 2-18. The Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive psychological evaluations. If you are concerned that your child may have Autism, ADHD, ODD, Dyslexia or Intellectual Disability, you will need to first speak to your child’s pediatrician about your concerns. The physician may make referrals for evaluations by faxing the referral to 870-336-0698. If you have questions, you may call 870-336-0603.
DR. MIKE DAVIS, CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Mike Davis joined The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas in August of 2021 after 13 years with Families, Inc. and 4 years with the Child and Youth Development Center in Jonesboro. Dr. Davis is an Arkansas State University graduate, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1997 and earning his Ph.D at the University of Central Arkansas in 2004. His areas of expertise include psychotherapy, outcomes research, brief solution-based therapy and pediatric bipolar disorders. He provides extensive psychological testing to assist with diagnosing and treatment. Dr. Davis presents on a variety of topics such as the importance of psychological testing and psychotherapy outcomes research in mental healthcare as well as on a variety of mental health diagnoses.
Dr. Davis and his wife Laura have two children, Lance and Molly.
LESLI BALTZ, LCSW, LPE-I
Lesli Baltz is an Arkansas State University graduate, receiving a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2003, Masters of Social Work from UALR in 2006, and Specialist in Education in Psychology & Counseling from ASU in 2010. Lesli has 18 years of experience in mental health working in a variety of settings including residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient counseling services, and school-based mental health and assessment. She holds Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychological Examiner-Independent, and School Psychology Specialist licenses. In addition, Lesli is working toward obtaining her Infant Mental Health Certification.
Lesli was a member of the Global Volunteers humanitarian project to a Romanian orphanage in 2006, and a member of the Athletes in Action mission trip to Kenya & Ethiopia in 2001. She served on the board for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Northeast Arkansas and opened her home as a foster parent in 2013.
Lesli and her husband, Derek, have two children, Alice & Allan. They love spending time together traveling, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, providing respite care to foster parents, and cheering for the Red Wolves.