Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinics and Programs

Learn more about our Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics clinics and programs, as well as specialty clinics outside of DBP.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

The Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic provides evaluation and management services for a variety of developmental and behavioral conditions (e.g. global developmental delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, autism).  Each of the developmental behavioral pediatrics faculty has dedicated time in this clinic each week.  The clinic is staffed by nurses and social workers.  Several psychologists are based in this clinic and provide assessment and treatment services.  A therapist is available to provide targeted behavioral interventions.  The psychology testing rooms are equipped with video recording to enable observation of assessments.  DBP fellows have two half-day continuity clinic sessions in this clinic for all three years of training and also spend time in faculty clinics. 

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Child Development Center (CDC)

The Child Development Center is the primary site for evaluation and management of autism spectrum disorders at Nationwide Children’s. DBP faculty participate in Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Assessments for autism and provide ongoing medical management for children with autism and other developmental disabilities at this site. The interdisciplinary assessment teams consist of a DBP or nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a speech-language pathologist, and a psychometrician. Psychologists also see patients for evaluations of other developmental delays and disabilities and for behavioral interventions. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) is located within the CDC and provides applied behavioral analysis treatment interventions for children with autism. The CDC serves as one of seventeen sites of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and the HRSA funded Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P).

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Myelomeningocele Program

The interdisciplinary Myelomeningocele Program is based within the Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Disciplines and specialties involved include DBP, nursing, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, urology, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work. The program is one of seventeen centers in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Spina Bifida Registry.

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Down Syndrome Clinic

The Down syndrome clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluations and ongoing care for children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Disciplines involved include DBP, genetics, psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work.

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Williams Syndrome Clinic

The Williams Syndrome Clinic provides interdisciplinary evaluation and ongoing care for individuals with Williams syndrome from infancy through adulthood. Disciplines involved include DBP, psychology, speech, OT, PT, music therapy, nursing, and social work. The Williams Syndrome Clinic is one of only a few such programs in the country, and patients come from out of state for evaluation in this clinic.

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22q Center

The 22q Center is based under the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The multidisciplinary team provides care for children diagnosed with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome both locally and from around the country. This is a virtual team with specific providers identified in a variety of medical specialties including DBP.

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NICU Follow-Up Programs

The neonatal follow-up program is based under neonatology and is part of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. The clinic provides interdisciplinary care and developmental assessments for children discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit with specific risk factors. Patients with identified developmental and behavioral concerns are referred to the DBP Clinic for specialty assessment and ongoing care.

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Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

The cardiac neurodevelopmental program is based under cardiology. It is a multidisciplinary team approach to provide comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluations and treatment of development and behavior concerns for children with complex congenital heart defects. Specialties and disciplines involved in the team include cardiology, DBP, neuropsychology, speech, PT, OT and social work.

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LEND School-Aged Autism and Developmental Clinic

This clinic provides diagnostic evaluations for school-aged youth suspected to have intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism. Disciplines participating in this clinic include DBP, psychology, and speech-language pathology. Additional disciplines through the LEND program may also provide expertise.

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Cerebral Palsy Program

The Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program is based under the section of Complex Health Care and provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation and ongoing care for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Disciplines involved include pediatrics/developmental pediatrics, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, PT, OT, speech, nutrition and social work.

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Southeastern Ohio –Interdisciplinary Assessment Team

This team provides local access to high-quality care for children in rural southeast Ohio/Appalachia. Clinics are held monthly at the Ohio University Hearing, Speech & Language clinic in Athens, Ohio. The team provides interdisciplinary evaluation services for autism and other developmental disorders to children ages 1-8 years. Disciplines involved include DBP, psychology, speech, PT, audiology, and a nurse family navigator. The team includes professionals from NCH and Ohio University and the local community.

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Other Clinical Experiences at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Specialty Clinics Outside DBP (* indicates required rotation)

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry *
  • Child abuse *
  • Genetics *
  • Sleep clinic*
  • Interdisciplinary feeding clinic
  • Neurodevelopmental rounds in NICU
  • Complex health care clinic
  • Neuromuscular clinic
  • Alternative medicine (integrative medicine)
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Craniofacial clinic
  • Bowel management clinic
  • THRIVE Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Program
    • Specialty adult and transition clinics (e.g. Adult Down Syndrome Clinic; Center for Autism Services and Transition)
    • Community experiences and observations (e.g. schools, early intervention programs, camps)
    • International adoption clinic
    • Neurodevelopmental clinic (neurology)
    • Therapy observations (e.g. AAC evaluation with speech)
  • Psychotherapy observations (e.g. Parent Child Interaction Therapy)