Developmental pediatrics is a medical subspecialty that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children who are experiencing delays in achieving developmental milestones, behavioral concerns or difficulty in school. At the Kireker Center for Child Development, our developmental pediatricians work closely with each child’s parents, pediatrician, other physicians, therapists, and school/education professionals to provide a life-centered approach to caring for patients. 

Families may access our developmental pediatric services through a referral from their pediatricians, from community healthcare providers, or by self-referral.

Conditions Treated

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental delays and difficulties
  • Down syndrome
  • Learning disorders and school-related problems
  • Motor delays
  • Speech/language delays
  • Visual and hearing impairments
  • Other medical problems that put a child at risk for developmental delays (e.g. genetic syndromes, premature birth)

Developmental Pediatrics Services

  • Comprehensive developmental/behavioral evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Evaluations for school
  • Follow-up evaluations and care
  • Social work services
  • Referrals to community resources 
  • Referrals to other pediatric physicians and specialists
  • Referrals to early intervention and special education services
  • Family support

Related Services

The developmental pediatrics team works closely with other specialists at the Kireker Center for Child Development, including:

The Developmental Pediatrics Team

  • Board-certified developmental pediatricians
  • Neonatologist
  • Sleep medicine subspecialists
  • Rehabilitation medicine specialists
  • Certified nurse practitioners
  • Social workers