Our Services

Our board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatricians serve as key members of our interdisciplinary team, and they act as liaisons with patients’ primary care physicians and other medical specialists. Our developmental and behavioral pediatricians provide:  
  • Comprehensive developmental, medical, and behavioral histories
  • Extensive neurodevelopmental examinations
  • Education for parents and professionals regarding various medical/developmental diagnoses
  • Medical management of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders
  • Community outreach to parents, schools, and medical specialists

Other Services Include: 

High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program 

Babies who are born prematurely are at a high risk for a developmental delay.  An assessment of an infant's skills in motor coordination, play, social awareness, and communication is available through the High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program.  A developmental/behavioral pediatrician performs a neurodevelopmental evaluation. They also provide parent education regarding the acquisition of these skills and referrals for recommended services or further evaluation and treatment, if needed.

Medication Program 

The Institute for Child Development’s Medication Program provides services to families whose children would benefit from medication management of developmental and/or behavioral disorders.
The conditions treated include attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and other behavioral disorders. Treatment plans are tailored to the individual needs of the child and family, and are provided by board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatricians and a registered nurse. Recommendations may include referrals to community-based resources for individual/parent psychotherapy, behavior management programs, and social skills training. Education of the child and family, as well as acting as a liaison to the school and to other professionals, is ongoing.
To make an appointment, call 551-996-5254. 
The Registered Nurse(s) at the Institute for Child Development is an essential member of the interdisciplinary team and provides:
  • Coordination of services in Medication Program to include: ongoing monitoring of effectiveness and side effects of medication, education of parent/child regarding medication and treatment plan, liaison with the school/other related services, referral to outside services which may include diagnostic testing and other medical/specialty services.
  • Works closely with the Developmental Pediatricians to evaluate children with various developmental disorders.  Provides support to families when seeking additional medical/behavioral services and makes referrals, as needed.
  • Serves as a resource to other ICD/CH department members, as well as to families, schools and the community.
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