Medical Specialist: Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics
After completion of medical school, the pediatrician completes another three years of training and must pass an examination to be Board Certifi...

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Medical Specialist: Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics

After completion of medical school, the pediatrician completes another three years of training and must pass an examination to be Board Certified in Pediatrics. A pediatrician specializing in developmental-behavioral pediatrics completes an additional 24 months of training and treats children with developmental, learning or behavioral problems. They work closely with schools, families and other health professionals to advocate for the child with developmental or behavioral difficulties. They are experts in:

Associated Diseases

  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Tic disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Mental retardation
  • Sleep disorders
  • Encopresis
  • Bedwetting
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Reference:

American Academy of Pediatrics 2003.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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