Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

The Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Division offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment for children, birth to age 21, with developmental and behavioral problems.

The division maintains special services for children with school problems and toddlers and pre-schoolers with behavioral or developmental issues, children with pervasive developmental disorder/autism (PDD) and SIDS families, and works closely with child psychiatrists as a liaison for patients and families.

Learn more about the Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Division.

Patient Conditions

  • Common behavior problems among children and adolescents
  • Handicaps or developmental disabilities in children
  • Problems related to chronic illness
  • Diseases with prominent psychosomatic difficulties
  • Dysfunctional behavior
  • Problems related to family issues, such as divorce
  • Adolescent and young adult sexual identity issues
  • Pervasive developmental disorder/autism
  • Developmental delay

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Evaluation of children with developmental or learning problems
  • Evaluation of school or related difficulties (hearing problems, hyperactivity, peer problems)

Specialized Treatments

Research Activities

Special Programs

Center for Development, Behavior and Learning:

  • Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic evaluates and treats a range of childhood and family problems
  • Comprehensive Evaluation Unit identifies and treats children with developmental problems or disabilities
  • Developmental Pediatrics Clinic manages children with handicaps or developmental disabilities
  • Center for Infant and Child Loss Program is a statewide program of support and public and professional education
  • Center for the Atypical Child evaluates children with atypical behavioral/learning who may have autistic spectrum disorders

Services To Physicians

  • Consultation on complicated cases
  • Second opinions
  • Evaluation of patient conditions
  • Special treatment procedures
  • Short-term and long-term management

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