The Section of Developmental Pediatrics is comprised of faculty from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and staff at Children's Hospital Colorado. Our clinical services occur in the Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Our clinicians evaluate and manage children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences. We provide single-specialty evaluations as well as interdisciplinary team evaluations for children with developmental and behavioral concerns from birth through adolescence. Ongoing follow-up is also provided for our patients, as needed.
The Developmental Pediatrics Clinic has eight developmental and behavioral pediatricians, and sixteen licensed clinical psychologists, a social worker, and five registered nurses involved in patient care. Other interdisciplinary team members include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and a nutritionist.
We specialize in developmental disorders such as:
- intellectual disabilities
- developmental delays
- autism spectrum disorder
- learning disorders
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- feeding disorders
- fragile X syndrome
- XY chromosome disorders
In addition to our single discipline assessment model, our interdisciplinary teams include:
- Infant-Toddler Clinic
- Birth to Three Clinic
- Early Preschool
- Early School Age Clinic
- Preschool Clinic
- School-Ages Clinic
- Adolescent/Preteen Clinic
- Nutrition Clinic
- Transition Clinic
- One Day Clinic- for families who live far away in order to finish assessment and parent feedbacks on the same day
- Developmental Pediatric Speech-Language and Occupational Therapy Evaluations
- Therapy evaluations for children up to 7 years old (chronological or mental age)
We also have a Sleep Clinic and Toileting Clinic and we provide psychopharmacologic management for children with developmental disabilities and associated behavioral issues. We have established new clinics in the past two years which serve unique needs in our community.
We have established collaborations with genetics, neurology, gastroenterology, and sleep medicine in order to provide more integrated care for children with ASD.
The eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic addresses the medical, endocrine, developmental, and psychological needs of children and adolescents with X and Y chromosome variations. We are a member of the National Fragile X Foundation’s Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium. The Fragile X Clinic specializes in treating individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
We have an ABC Behavioral Management parent education program, to educate parents on the basic principles of behavior management. This also is a four seminar series focused on behavioral strategies that may be used for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We have psychologists who provide treatment using the Early Start Denver Model, which is an evidence-based therapy for young children with autism spectrum disorders.