Developmental and behavioral treatment in a child-friendly environment
We want what you want: for your child to be able to thrive. Children who are diagnosed with physiological illnesses are sometimes at risk for developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems. Our knowledgeable team of pediatric physiologists provides comprehensive evaluation for children who may have difficulties adjusting to these circumstances as well as those with communication or attention issues.
Our pediatric medical services are designed to treat the whole child—not just the illness. Our team of specialists works together to provide multidisciplinary care that meets each patient’s individual needs, whether it is for an acute condition or a chronic one.
We understand that every family is different, and we will partner with you to create a treatment plan that fits your child’s and your family’s needs. To schedule an appointment, call 718-283-7500 today.
Development and behavioral concerns in children
Our team offers exceptional care in a stress-free environment for kids by providing a system-focused approach to the treatment of pediatric developmental behaviors. We emphasize the relationship between the physical and psychological processes in our consultations and medical management.
The connection between physical and psychological processes is essential in understanding a child’s development. For example, a delay in gross motor skills (the ability to use large muscles to sit, stand, walk, and run) can lead to a delay in social skills (the ability to interact with others).
Developmental delays and disorders
A developmental delay is a lag in hitting milestones for skills such as sitting, standing, talking, or walking. Developmental disorders are a group of conditions that cause delays in many different areas.
Conditions we treat
- Adjustment to chronic illness – Children with chronic physical illnesses such as cancer, sickle cell disease, or heart conditions are at risk for developing behavioral and emotional problems. Our team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children who may have difficulties adjusting to their illness as well as those with communication or attention issues.
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – ADHD is a common neurobehavioral disorder that begins in childhood. Symptoms include problems with focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD.
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior.
- Developmental delays – A delay is a lag in hitting milestones for skills such as sitting, standing, talking, or walking. These delays can be caused by many different conditions.
- Learning disabilities – A learning disability is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information.
- Non-adherence to medical treatment – Non-adherence to medical treatment is a major problem in all areas of medicine, but it is especially common in pediatrics. Children with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have difficulty taking their medication as prescribed. This can lead to a decline in their condition and an increase in emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
- Psychophysiologic disorders (PPD) – Issues that are influenced by stress can cause physical symptoms without a clear organic cause. These conditions are often seen in children who have adjustment disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our team offers exceptional care in a stress-free environment for kids by providing system-focused treatment of pediatric developmental behaviors. We emphasize the relationship between the physical and psychological processes in our consultations and medical management and offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with developmental delays and disorders.
As Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital, we offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of our patients and their families.