Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

For children and adolescents experiencing developmental, learning or behavioral problems

Providing Behavioral Insights and Developmental Support

The Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics provides outpatient consultation and evaluation for children and adolescents (1 to 21 years old) experiencing developmental, learning or behavioral problems. Patients and their families complete a detailed questionnaire and information packet prior to their initial appointment. Appropriate assessments are conducted, and treatment recommendations are made. Care is coordinated with the child’s primary care physician or pediatrician, and follow-up visits are scheduled depending on a patient’s needs and diagnosis. Pediatric residents often conduct school observations to provide a more complete diagnosis of behavioral issues.

Doctor working with a pediatric patient on their development

Conditions treated include:

  • School Difficulties
  • Development Delays
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Anxiety (Worries or Fears)
  • Mood Disturbances
  • Tics
  • General Behavioral Concerns

Treatments include behavioral management and medication when necessary.

Mom and kid at a pediatric development behavioral appointment