Neuroscience Institute

The Child Development Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Contact Info

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
(720) 777-6630
(720) 777-7311


The Child Development Unit (CDU) at Children’s Hospital Colorado offers evaluations and follow up for a variety of developmental, behavioral and learning differences. This includes issues associated with developmental delays, intellectual, learning and other developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders.

Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics

What is the Child Development Unit (CDU)?

The CDU is the clinical program within the section of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Colorado. We provide information necessary for families to understand a developmental and/or behavioral diagnosis, support to cope with some of the challenges, and assistance finding resources for therapies and other interventions.

Why choose Children’s Colorado for neurodevelopmental disorders?

The team at the Child Development Unit has extensive and specialized expertise in helping children with developmental and behavioral issues. Our compassionate and forward-thinking experts provide the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment tailored to the needs of children and their families.

How will my child be evaluated?

We evaluate children from infancy through adolescence in either a team setting or individual consultation appointments. Each team clinic has a developmental pediatrician and a psychologist, and some clinics incorporate speech therapy, occupational therapy and/or physical therapy.

What type of testing is used?

We offer standardized testing to assess for cognitive, intellectual and academic achievement difficulties. We also evaluate social-communication and autism spectrum disorders, as well as other behavioral and adaptive skill concerns.

In addition to developmental assessments, we provide specialty clinics for sleep and toileting problems associated with developmental problems. We also provide behavioral treatments and medication management for some developmental and behavioral conditions.

Conditions we evaluate and treat: