Developmental-behavioral pediatricians evaluate and provide treatment and referrals for children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns.
Developmental-behavioral pediatricians are medical doctors who have completed a residency in pediatrics and have additional subspecialty training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
During a visit to a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, the physician will interview you about your child’s development, behaviors, abilities and any learning or social concerns. The physician will review records of previous evaluations, school or Help Me Grow records, and complete a physical examination. The physician will complete developmental or educational testing as needed or provide referrals for more comprehensive testing if appropriate. The physician may request additional information from other sources such as school ordaycare. The physician will then determine a diagnosis and make recommendations regarding treatment.