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Developmental-behavioral care in Chicagoland

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians at Ascension Illinois provide comprehensive care for children with behavioral and developmental conditions.

Experienced developmental behavioral pediatricians at Ascension Illinois provide personalized and family-centered care for children with developmental, learning and behavioral conditions. Our care team specializes in the early diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of pediatric developmental and behavioral disorders that may cause a child to experience delays in learning and development.

Your child’s first appointment starts with a conversation between you, your child and your child’s doctor. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions – big and small. We provide thorough evaluations, including comprehensive autism and neurodevelopmental assessments. We start with a diagnosis and work with you to create an individualized care plan that’s right for your child and family.

Comprehensive care for the whole child

If you are noticing changes in your child’s behavior or learning difficulties that concern you, talk with your child’s pediatrician as a first step. Your child’s doctor may recommend that you talk with a specialist in developmental behavioral pediatrics. At Ascension Illinois, experienced developmental behavioral pediatricians diagnose, evaluate and treat children up to age 14. We use evidence-based medicine and therapies as part of our care plans and work with other specialists, depending on your child’s condition. We deliver personalized care plans for:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Depression
  • Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)
  • Learning and memory disorders
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Developmental delay
  • Behavioral concerns related to neurodevelopmental conditions

Your child’s whole health – physical and emotional – is the focus of our care. So, if your child’s condition is more complex, have the peace of mind knowing your family is connected to the right pediatric specialists across Ascension Illinois. Developmental behavioral pediatricians may work with specialists in neurology, rehabilitation, speech therapy, occupational therapy, mental health, social work and more, including ongoing connection with your pediatrician. We collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to create a therapeutic care plan that’s right for your child.

Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist

Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 224-299-4222.