Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialist in the pediatric program, Lurie Children's at Cadence Health, cares for children with developmental and/or behavioral concerns. The goal is to help every child reach his or her maximum potential. The specialist evaluates and treats:
Each child's care plan will depend on his or her difficulties and strengths. In some cases, physicians from other specialties will join the care team - with every pediatric specialist focused on medical management and support for developmental progress and success. Services include:
Birth to age three developmental diagnosis and early intervention
Autism diagnosis and follow-up care
Speech and occupational therapies
Assistance in accessing community and educational services
The medical professionals on the developmental and behavioral pediatrics team are committed to giving dedicated and compassionate care in an environment targeted to the needs of children and their families. The multidisciplinary team includes:
Lurie Children's specialists, board certified in pediatrics and developmental pediatrics
CDH registered nurses
Speech and occupational therapists
Child development specialist
Patient visits are scheduled in the Pediatric Outpatient Center on the first floor of Central DuPage Hospital.
To request a first-time appointment, call 1-800-543-7362 (1-800-KIDS-DOC®). TTY for the hearing impaired 1-800-526-0844.
*Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Cadence Health is a collaborative program between Cadence Health, now a part of Northwestern Medicine, and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents of nor employed by Cadence Health or any of its affiliate member hospitals.