Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic in Indianapolis
Specialists at the Down Syndrome Clinic at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent diagnose and treat children with Down syndrome. If your child has already been diagnosed, they can be referred to our program for care. At our clinic, your child and family will be connected to:
- Assessments for your child’s development
- Pediatric specialists
- Genetic testing options for parents
- Personalized care plans
When you choose Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital for your child’s care, your child and family are connected to a wide range of specialties. Because children with Down syndrome often need care from multiple specialists, your child's care team may include specialists in cardiology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), adolescent medicine, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, nutrition and more. Your child’s care team delivers care for the whole child – physical and emotional health.
To help make getting the care your child needs easier, we coordinate appointments with your child’s specialists on the same day in our clinic. Each appointment starts with a conversation between you, your child and your child’s doctor. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for your child and family.
Checkup recommendations for children with Down syndrome
Your child’s health and wellness is our priority. With early and regular checkups and screenings, we help find developmental conditions and deliver care your child needs. Talk with your child’s doctor about what checkups your child will need and when. For children with Down syndrome, we typically recommend checkups with these specialists:
Genetics: At birth, 6 weeks old, 6 months old, one year old and then annually
Cardiology: At birth
Occupational, physical and speech therapy: 6 weeks old, 6 months old, 12 months old, 18 months old, two years old and then annually
Nutrition: 6 weeks old, 6 months old, one year old and then annually
ENT: One year old and then annually
Audiology: One year old and then annually
Helping your child transition from pediatric care
Our goal is to provide care that helps your child grow and thrive – from childhood into adulthood. That means as your child’s care needs change, so does our care. Your family will be connected to care at Ascension St. Vincent, allowing your child’s care to seamlessly transition into care with specialists for adults, when they are old enough. Your child’s pediatric specialists work together to help make the transition as smooth as possible for your child and family.
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 317-338-5288.