Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinics :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinical Programs

Developmental Assessment Program 

The Child Development Center (CDC) in Westerville, Ohio, serves as our primary developmental assessment program. The CDC at Nationwide Children’s is an integration of the clinical activities of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, a section of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s; Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Psychology, a subsection of Pediatric Psychology; and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, a comprehensive community-based autism treatment program. 
The CDC offers a wide range of services to address the developmental and behavioral needs of children, adolescents and families struggling with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. We offer state-of-the-art interdisciplinary assessment and evidence-based treatments, including intensive behavioral intervention. The CDC also serves as a site for the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

Behavioral Medicine and Consultation Clinic

The Behavioral Medicine and Consultation Clinic (BMCC) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital includes developmental and behavioral pediatricians, advanced practice nurses from Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Services at the BMCC include diagnostic evaluations, brief counseling, parenting programs and medication management, when appropriate. 
Common disorders seen in the clinic include:
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Speech and language delays
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
Services cover the complete spectrum of child and family problems working in close association with other behavioral health specialists such as psychiatry, psychology, social work and other medical sub-specialists.

Developmental Disabilities Clinic

The Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to evaluating children with developmental concerns. It provides diagnostic evaluation and ongoing follow-up care for children with known or suspected physical and/or cognitive impairments. Diagnostic testing performed by the clinic usually includes a variety of developmental assessments, physical and neurodevelopmental exam and parent interview.

If your child is under the age of 18 months and you'd like to schedule an appointment with the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, please call (614) 722-4050.

Learn more about the Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

Down Syndrome Clinic

The Down Syndrome Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital is a family-centered clinic providing diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Services may include a comprehensive medical assessment with special attention to the unique medical problems sometimes experienced by children with Down Syndrome.

NICU Follow-Up Program

As children graduate from the Neonatal Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, they are evaluated in an outpatient setting at regular intervals to monitor their development. Children receive individualized developmental assessments and parents receive guidance and information to support their child’s progress and individual needs.

Williams Syndrome Clinic

The Williams Syndrome Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of only six such centers in the United States providing interdisciplinary evaluation and ongoing care for individuals with Williams syndrome from infancy through adulthood. The evaluation team includes a clinic coordinator, psychologist, developmental behavioral pediatrician, speech/language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and genetic counselor.

Myelomeningocele/Spina Bifida Clinic

The Myelomeningocele/Spina Bifida Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary clinic providing comprehensive long-term treatment services to individuals with myelomeningocele and other spinal abnormalities.
Services may include assessments by members of a multidisciplinary team consisting of:
  • Neurodevelopmental pediatrics
  • Nursing
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiatry
  • Urology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social work
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthotists
  • Other related ancillary services

Other Clinical Activities

In addition to the clinical programs administered by the section, our clinicians collaborate with several other services to provide comprehensive, coordinated interdisciplinary care. These include:

contact info

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 355-8080

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Families and physicians: Please call (614) 355-8080 to request an appointment.

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000