Developmental and Behavioral Services at the Child Development Unit
The Child Development Unit (CDU) at Children's Hospital Colorado evaluates children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences. The CDU provides single-specialty evaluations as well as an interdisciplinary team approach, where multiple specialties see a child during a single appointment. Specially trained clinicians provide patients and families with the resources necessary to understand a diagnosis, cope with the challenges they might face, and find appropriate therapies or interventions.
Why choose Children’s to evaluate your child’s development and behavior concerns?
Clinicians in the Child Development Unit have special training and expertise in a variety of developmental and behavioral disorders, and we tailor our evaluations to the needs of your child and your family. In some cases, a child simply needs an evaluation by one of our specialists. If multiple specialists are involved, we offer interdisciplinary team evaluations, which offers the benefit of seeing several specialists – all working together for your child – at one appointment. We help you understand your child’s strengths and difficulties, and we help you find appropriate interventions to help your child reach his or her maximum potential.
Learn why kids need Children's Hospital Colorado.
Development and behavior conditions we treat
- Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger syndrome
- Developmental delays
- Intellectual disability
- Fragile X Syndrome
- X & Y chromosome abnormalities
- Sensory/regulatory modulation disorders
- Problems associated with fussy babies, including colic, infant irritability, uncontrollable crying, excessive fussiness, oversensitivity to stimuli
- Other disorders affecting learning, attention, behavior and social skills
Resources for your child's developmental and behavioral care
Parents/caregivers also should contact Early Intervention Colorado for concerns about development in infants and children up to the age of 36 months at (888) 777-4041.
Other disorders affecting learning, attention, behavior and social skills
Depending on your child's disorders, Children's Hospital Colorado can help direct you to other appropriate resources for their care, including: