Children's Hospital Colorado
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Developmental Pediatrics 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.

What is Developmental Pediatrics?

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Developmental Pediatrics 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 Developmental Pediatrics 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. Read about our research into autism spectrum disorders to see how our experts are doing everything they can to provide your child with the best care.

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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.

Child and development conditions we evaluate and treat:

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Sandra Friedman, MD

Sandra Friedman, MD

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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