Developmental Pediatrics

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There’s a wide range of what’s considered typical when it comes to child development. But if there’s something about your child’s physical, emotional, behavioral or social development that has you concerned, Nemours’ expert developmental pediatricians will evaluate what’s going on and if necessary, create a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs.

 
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Developmental pediatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on whole-child growth and development. Nemours’ developmental pediatricians are board-certified in pediatrics and have completed a fellowship in either neurodevelopmental disabilities or developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Working together with a team of medical specialists (neurologists, geneticists, nutritionists, therapists and more), we help kids of all ages who have developmental delays, developmental disabilities or medical conditions that affect learning and behavior.

Our expertise covers a range of child development concerns, including:

  • suspected or known delays in motor, language or social skills
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • learning disabilities
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • developmental concerns associated with known congenital or genetic conditions, such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome
  • pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

Voorhees


Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees

443 Laurel Oak Road
Therapy Services (Suite 200)
Pediatric Specialty Services (Suite 230)
Voorhees, NJ 08043
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (856) 309-8508
Fax: (856) 309-8556

Hours: Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
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    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
 
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Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

Developmental pediatricians at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees have the expertise to address the physical, emotional, behavioral or social development of children referred to us by community pediatricians and primary care providers.

Our specialists — who are Delaware’s only board-certified pediatricians with special training in child development — come from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del. to extend convenient care to babies, children and adolescents in Voorhees and beyond.

Our Team Approach to Your Child’s Care

Nemours specialists collaborate as a team to create an individualized treatment plan that focuses specifically on your child’s developmental needs. We do whatever it takes to provide opportunities for your child to reach the fullest potential.

What to Expect at Your First Developmental Pediatrics Visit in New Jersey

At your first visit to Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees one of our developmental pediatricians will perform a comprehensive evaluation that includes:

  • questions about your child’s medical history, developmental milestones and areas of strengths and concerns
  • a physical exam that focuses not only on the basics such as height and weight, but also coordination, reflexes and muscle tone
  • interactions to observe how your child communicates, moves and plays
 
Other Specialists on Your Care Team

To help us identify a problem or make a diagnosis, we may recommend further testing with specialists from:

 
Child Development Problems We See in Voorhees
  • suspected or known delays in motor, language or social skills
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • learning disabilities
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • developmental concerns associated with known congenital or genetic
  • conditions (cerebral palsy or Down syndrome)
  • pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

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Treating Developmental Problems in Children

Once the evaluation is complete, we’ll compile a full report of our findings along with specific treatment recommendations based upon the very latest medical, educational, psychological and developmental interventions. Most importantly, we look to you to help us make treatment decisions because we recognize that no one knows your child better than you do.

 
Recommended Treatments in Child Development

Depending on your child’s needs, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • at-home or school-based rehabilitation (such as occupational, physical and speech and language therapies)
  • early intervention services (for infants and toddlers)
  • counseling (individual, group and family therapy, learning coping skills)
  • medications (to relieve symptoms)
 
Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

No matter where your child receives care at Nemours, your medical team (including your primary care provider) can access your child’s medical history, test results and visit notes anytime through our award-winning electronic health record system.

You can also view parts of your child's health records, communicate with your Nemours care team, make appointments, request prescription refills and more through our MyNemours online patient portal.

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Long-Term Care and Advocacy Support for Your Child

At Nemours, our goal is to give your child the best opportunity for good health and happiness today, and tomorrow. That means we’re here for the long-term, partnering with your child’s primary care physician to monitor and assess your child’s progress, and coordinate necessary treatment changes when needed.

We’re also here to provide the tools you need to successfully advocate for your child in every setting. Look to us for medical documentation for schools, as well as guidance and referrals to local agencies and educational programs that may be helpful to your child and family.

The Nemours Commitment to Family-Centered Care

At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic illnesses that require repeated visits, we build strong relationships with our families that foster respect, dignity and collaboration. We’re also committed to educating children and families about the medical condition, and how best to manage it. Our goal is to get your child back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.

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