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, behavioral or developmental issues, pervasive developmental disorder/autism (PDD) and SIDS families, and works closely with child psychiatrists as a liaison for patients and families.

You can contact the office of the Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Division through Ms. Drena Byrd at 410-328-4073.

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Patient Conditions | Comprehensive Evaluations | Specialized Treatments

Research Activities | Special Programs | Services to Physicians

A Developmental Pediatrician is board certified in General Pediatrics and in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Developmental Pediatricians have additional training and expertise in identifying and managing disorders of development, learning and behavior. Developmental Pediatric services for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland are provided by members of our Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics specialist team (physicians and nurse practitioners).

We communicate regularly with the family, referring physician and school system to insure best outcomes for children referred to our practice. 

Patient Conditions

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

Comprehensive Evaluations

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

Specialized Treatments

Research Activities

Special Programs

Center for Development, Behavior and Learning

  • 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

  • Services include: Consultation on complicated cases, second opinions, evaluation of patient conditions, special treatment procedures and short-term and long-term management

Contact Us

You can contact the office of the Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Division through Ms. Drena Byrd at 410-328-4073.

Mailing Address
737 West Lombard Street
First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-706-2300 (Initial)
410-328-6749 (Follow-Up)

Prescription Refills: 410-706-5772

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