About Developmental Pediatrics


A developmental pediatrician (also known as a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician) is a rather new specialty in the area of pediatrics. First and foremost a developmental pediatrician is a pediatrician.

They have additional training that focuses on the assessment and management of developmental problems that include (but are not limited to):

  • Delayed speech or language
  • Emotional or behavioral problems
  • Gross motor delay
  • Overall developmental delay
  • Poor School performance

Developmental Pediatricians are trained to care for children with disorders such as (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)