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Experts in Kids’ Development

Nemours Children's developmental behavioral pediatricians help kids learn and grow to their highest ability. We assess how children are progressing physically, emotionally, socially or intellectually.

Our team evaluates delays in communication, movement or motor skills. We look into why anxiety aggression, outbursts or trouble focusing happens. We diagnose learning differences and conditions that affect development, like autism spectrum disorders.

We’re experts at untangling different problems that can happen at once. We see kids early, even babies. This can mean timely treatment and better outcomes. We also work with children who have special health needs like cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

You can count on us to create a care plan that focuses on your child’s success at home, school and with friends. Our team supports and guides you every step of the way. We want your child to live their best, happiest life.

Find  Developmental Behavioral Care From Nemours

We have many developmental behavioral specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Anxiety
Behavioral Problems
Delays in Motor, Language or Social Skills
Depression
Learning Differences
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Sleep Problems
Toileting Issues
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Expert, Team-Based Care for Kids With Developmental Differences

Our team works closely with specialists in pediatric behavioral health, neurology, genetics, rehabilitation therapy, nutrition and many others. They may be part of your child’s evaluation and treatment. You get this all in the same health system.

Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Highlights

  • We’re experts in childhood development. Our team is highly trained in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. We also have experts with extra training in brain development.
  • We create a plan based on your child’s needs. We may use medicines, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, counseling, social skills training, behavioral therapies, dietary changes and more.
  • Our team specializes in kids up to age 7. While we do see older children, our focus is on early development. Please know first appointments sometimes need to be scheduled several months in advance.
  • We help your child be seen as soon as possible. In our Access Clinic, your child is seen and evaluated by general pediatricians. These doctors are in close contact with the developmental pediatric specialists.
  • 4,000+ Kids and teens we see each year at Nemours
  • 10+ Types of specialists we work with often
  • 2,300+ Video visits with families last year

Florida Highlights

  • We’re experts in childhood development.Our team is highly trained in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. We also have experts with extra training in brain development.
  • We create a plan based on your child’s needs. We may use medicines, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, counseling, social skills training, behavioral therapies, dietary changes and more.
  • We help make life a little easier. We coordinate visits and try to meet you at the same time or on the same day. We want to make your child’s care as convenient as possible.
  • We see children of all ages. Our developmental behavioral pediatrics team cares for babies and kids up to age 18.
  • 4,000+ Kids and teens we see each year at Nemours
  • 10+ Types of specialists we work with often
  • 2,300+ Video visits with families last year

Our Highlights

  • We’re experts in childhood development. Our team is highly trained in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. We also have experts with extra training in brain development.
  • We create a plan based on your child’s needs. We may use medicines, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, counseling, social skills training, behavioral therapies, dietary changes and more.
  • We help make life a little easier. We coordinate visits and try to meet you at the same time or on the same day. We want to make your child’s care as convenient as possible.
  • We support you and help your child succeed. You’re never alone at Nemours. We’ll recommend school services, connect you to community resources and advise you on how best to help your child as they grow.
  • 4,000+ Kids and teens we see each year at Nemours
  • 10+ Types of specialists we work with often
  • 2,300+ Video visits with families last year

We Make It Easy With Online Video Visits

For your convenience, families can see a developmental behavioral specialist with our easy-to-use telemedicine option. Whether it’s a follow up visit or a discussion about development, we can often save you travel time with our secure video connection.

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