Genetic and developmental care in Indiana
Whether you're pregnant and looking for genetic testing and counseling, or your child was born with a genetic condition – we’re here for your family. Specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis have the expertise to diagnose and treat babies and children with genetic conditions. Each appointment starts with a conversation. Together, we will talk about your child’s health, diagnosis, development, family history and more. Then, we create a care plan that’s right for your child and family.
We also provide consultations to evaluate the likelihood of genetic conditions during pregnancy. Together, we discuss prenatal genetic testing options and results. Your care team is here to provide guidance and support so that you can make an informed decision about your health and the health of your baby.
When your baby is born, other pediatric specialists may join your care team to provide advanced care for your baby in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis has a level IV NICU, the highest level of newborn care. If more pediatric specialty care is needed, you and your family are connected with the right specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
Multispecialty care for genetic and developmental conditions
When you choose Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital for your child’s care, you have a team of experienced specialists dedicated to their care. Pediatric genetic and development specialists diagnose and treat babies and children with:
- Central nervous system defects of the brain and spinal cord
- Congenital abnormalities, including eye and heart defects
- Craniofacial conditions, including cleft lip and cleft palate
- Developmental conditions, including autism and ADHD
- Failure to thrive
- Genetic conditions, including Down syndrome and Trisomy 13, 18, and 21
- Neuromuscular conditions
Your child’s care team may include a developmental pediatrician, newborn specialist (neonatologist), pediatric physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist for nerve, muscle, and bone conditions), physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, surgeon, pediatric dietitian, child life specialist and more. Together, we deliver care that supports your child’s development, with the goal of improving their quality of life.
Your child’s care plan may include:
- Caregiver and family education to help you care for your child at home
- Developmental assessments and follow-up visits
- Adaptive equipment to help children with specific needs
- Nutritional support
- Speech therapy
- Physical and occupational therapy to develop fine and gross motor skills, such as grasping and crawling
- Appropriate play
Refer a patient to a specialist
Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our specialists start by listening to fully understand each patient’s needs and to develop an individualized care plan. We work with you to deliver coordinated care. To make a doctor referral for your patient, please call 317-338-5288.