9 Richland Medical Park, Suite 210
Columbia, SC 29203
The Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic evaluates children who have developmental, academic and/or behavioral difficulties and other special issues such as cerebral palsy, which may be associated with learning problems. The goal is to generate a profile and an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan that reflects the input from all the team members, including the parents. The family plays the key role in the evaluation - a family centered approach is utilized.
Usually, the developmental pediatrician evaluates the child initially and upon his/her referral, the patient is seen by other specialists within, and occasionally outside of, our clinic setting. A parent conference is arranged for discussion and specific recommendations, with most children returned to the referring physician or agency for care. We try to liaison as well with schools, etc. and their representatives may attend the parent conferences.
Pediatric residents and third year medical students rotate through the Clinic as do students from a variety of other disciplines such as speech/language pathology and psychology.
Referrals are usually generated by physicians and other community professionals.