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About Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Medicine

The Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Medicine Program at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida offers evaluations and follow up for a variety of developmental, behavioral and learning differences. This includes issues associated with developmental delays, intellectual, learning and other developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders.


What is Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Medicine?

This program combines both medicine and psychology and focuses on how people's thoughts and behavior affect their health. Our compassionate and forward-thinking experts provide the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment tailored to the needs of children and their families.

Our doctors are concerned with the emotional, behavioral or developmental problems in children and youths and use treatment techniques including medication, psychotherapy, family therapy and/or direction for educational treatments within the child's school.

Our pediatric developmental and behavioral medicine doctors are committed to providing high-quality mental health care to children and adolescents from birth to age 18.


Child and development conditions we evaluate and treat:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Behavioral and school difficulties
  • Emotional problems related to medical conditions
  • Developmental delays
  • Language and communication disorders
  • Learning challenges
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders