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.

NOTE: In this medical specialty, we primarily focus on children under the age of 7 years old. We do have a limited number of appointments for older children and teens. Although appointments for young children are prioritized, please know that there can be a significant wait for appointments for children of any age — potentially six months or more. However, if cancellations occur, we do actively reach out to offer sooner appointments.

 
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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

Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando


13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

 
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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
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

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.
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
  • 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

Our Central Florida developmental and behavioral pediatrics program helps parents and children identify and address the root causes of behavior problems — and apply successful solutions.

At Nemours, we support the development of life-long skills and habits, and we work with families, schools, community organizations and other health care providers to create individualized care for each child. Our care teams perform assessments for children younger than age 6, and evaluation and treatment for children up to age 18 for:

  • attention deficit and hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • sleep problems
  • behavioral problems complicating chronic illnesses and conditions