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Helping children with neurological or developmental conditions

Approximately one in six U.S. children suffer from developmental issues. Pediatrix® Medical Group, part of the Mednax® family, employs pediatric developmental specialists who provide expert care to infants, children and adolescents with, or at risk of, neurological or developmental disorders.

Our pediatric developmental specialists evaluate a child's gross motor, fine motor, language and social/emotional development. They perform various diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause and collaborate with a patient's family and primary pediatrician to establish the best treatment option for his or her unique needs. In addition, they work closely with specialty physicians, local early intervention agencies, preschools, schools, home health agencies and therapists to help ensure each child receives precise treatment to help reach his or her maximum potential.

Bringing expertise and compassion to pediatric patients, our dedicated pediatric developmental specialists are trained to manage the complex needs of children facing various developmental issues, including:

  • Delayed development: Speech, language, motor skills, thinking capacity.
  • Prematurity defects: Cerebral palsy, visual/hearing impairments, poor health/growth.
  • Attention disorders: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional-defiant behavior, conduct problems.
  • Mental health: Depression, anxiety.
  • Regular behaviors: Feeding, sleeping, toilet-training.
  • Autism: Social interaction, speech and non-verbal communication, restricted/repetitive behaviors.
  • Learning: Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia.

Program Benefits

Compassion, dedication and knowledge are fundamental when caring for children with developmental conditions. For more than 20 years, our specialists have provided early detection, diagnoses and treatment plans to children with developmental conditions.

Collaborate across the continuum
Pediatric developmental care requires coordination among pediatric specialists, advanced practice providers and related clinical professionals to ensure a fully aligned and cooperative approach.

Provide high-quality care
Delivering evidence-based care built on a framework of robust quality improvement support is the key to positive patient outcomes. Comprehensive evaluations and patient-centered, compassionate care ensure thorough diagnosis and timely treatment.

Strengthen referral networks
Augment the availability of pediatric developmental services to clinicians and other specialists in your community, enabling patients to receive care close to home.

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