Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental and behavioral pediatricians assist in the development of treatment plans and may provide recommendations regarding therapies or educational services to help a child reach their full potential. In addition, when appropriate, the developmental pediatrician may provide medication to improve attention or address specific behavioral changes.

This specialty evaluates and counsels children and families with a wide range of developmental conditions including:

  • Developmental delays, including language, fine, or gross motor challenges
  • Developmental disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy
  • Learning disabilities
  • Externalizing disorders such as AD/HD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Tics, Tourette syndrome, and other habit disorders
  • Challenges with activities of daily living, including feeding, complicated toilet-training (enuresis and encopresis), and sleep

Although children may already receive services through Early Intervention or their public school district, school-based evaluations typically do not make medical diagnoses such as autism or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These diagnoses usually require evaluation by a medical provider, such as a developmental pediatrician.

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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Clifton
1135 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 365-3071
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Egg Harbor Township
6106 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-7779
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Hamilton
3575 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
(609) 631-2800
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Newark
182 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 391-2960
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – New Brunswick Plum Street
10 Plum Street
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 258-7100
Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(888) 244-5373
Children's Specialized Outpatient Center at Toms River Stevens Road
94 Stevens Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 914-1100
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Union
2840 Morris Avenue
Kenneth Esdale Pavilion
Union, NJ 07083
(888) 244-5373
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Monmouth
200 Wyckoff Road
Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center, 2nd Floor
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(888) 244-5373

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