The Division of Pediatric Developmental-Behavioral Medicine provides comprehensive assessments for children and adolescents who have developmental and behavioral challenges. Our clinical team includes a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist, school psychologist, and child psychologist.
The Division is not part of UNC's Clinical Center for Study of Development and Learning but rather is an independent pediatric division focused on:
- Teaching resident physicians about normal childhood development and behavior regulation and the identification and management of common developmental and behavioral differences and disorders;
- Providing consultative evaluation services to physicians at UNC Hospitals and the larger North Carolina medical community for children who have differences in developmental attainment and behavioral regulation; and
- Enhancing pediatric care by providing information to faculty and staff about specialty-specific aspects of child development and behavior.
The Division's staff offers evaluation and consultation services for children and adolescents ages 3-21 with developmental disabilities, learning difficulties and emotional and/or behavioral difficulties at the Developmental-Behavioral Clinic, part of N.C. Children's Hospital's on-campus outpatient clinic in Chapel Hill. Consultations typically conclude with the development of a profile detailing the child's personal strengths and weaknesses in a format usable by school and community professionals in treatment and intervention plans. The profile includes intervention recommendations in the context of the family and larger community in which the child resides.
The Division also offers psychopharmocologic management for children evaluated in the Developmental-Behavioral Clinic.
The Developmental-Behavioral Clinic is located on the first floor of N.C. Children's Hospital, at UNC Hospital, and held on Mondays and Thursdays by appointment only.