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Dr. Kennedy Developmental-behavioral pediatricians evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties, including:

  • Attention and behavioral disorders including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and associated conditions including oppositional-defi ant behavior, conduct problems, depression, and anxiety disorders
  • Learning disorders including dyslexia, writing diffi culties, math disorders, and other school-related learning problems
  • Tics, Tourette syndrome, and other habit disorders
  • Regulatory disorders including sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline diffi culties, complicated toilet-training issues, enuresis (bedwetting), and encopresis (soiling)
  • Developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, spina bifi da, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, and visual and hearing impairments
  • Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability
  • Behavioral and developmental problems complicating the full range of pediatric chronic illnesses and disabling conditions (for example, genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer)

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians practice in hospitals, major medical centers, clinics, private practice settings, rehabilitation centers, schools, and community centers. Often a developmental-behavioral pediatrician works collaboratively with a team of professionals. This team may include a psychologist, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, neurodevelopmental disabilities pediatrician, child psychiatrist, child neurologist, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, educational diagnostician, or clinical social worker. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians work closely with parents, families, and schools.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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