Helping Children Reach Their Highest Potential
Catholic Health's developmental pediatricians are experts in assessing children who have, or require diagnosis of, autism, developmental delays, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), behavioral health disorders or learning disabilities.
We also help when you or your pediatrician become concerned that your child is not meeting their milestones like crawling, walking or speaking at certain ages.
Developmental pediatric services are offered at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).
Developmental Pediatrics Program
Developmental pediatricians work one-on-one with you and your child. This personalized attention offers assurance and comfort and allows us to create treatment plans customized to the unique needs of your child.
To reach a diagnosis, we begin with a complete evaluation that includes a physical exam and interviews with parents. Children are observed then tested and screened using techniques from the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
Upon diagnosis, we help children reach their highest potential using cognitive, behavioral and psychological strategies as well as medication when needed.
Comprehensive Care for Children
Our developmental pediatricians are experts at assessing children who may have the following disorders:
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Developmental delays
- Learning disabilities
- Mood disorders
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)—a conduct disorder
Our multidisciplinary approach ensures your child receives the highest level of care. You have access to an entire team of pediatric experts, including:
- Developmental pediatricians
- Pediatric occupational therapists
- Pediatric physical therapists
- Pediatric speech therapists