What is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician?
If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s and adolescents’ developmental and behavioral problems.
What training do developmental-behavioral pediatricians have?
Developmental-behavioral pediatricians are medical doctors who have completed
- Four years of medical school
- Three years of residency training in pediatrics
- Board certification in pediatrics
- Additional subspecialty training and board certification in developmental-behavioral pediatrics
Developmental-behavioral pediatricians evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties, including
- Learning disorders including dyslexia and other school-related learning problems
- Attention and behavioral disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and associated conditions including oppositional-defiant behavior, conduct problems, depression, and anxiety disorders
- Tics, Tourette syndrome, and other habit disorders
- Regulatory disorders including sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline difficulties, complicated toilet-training issues, enuresis (bedwetting), and encopresis (soiling)
- Developmental disabilities including intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders
- Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability
- Behavioral and mental health problems including mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
For more information, please contact Tri-State Developmental Pediatrics in Cincinnati, OH. Call (513) 275-6630 to speak with a friendly associate about scheduling your child’s appointment today!