Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Developmental-Behavioral pediatricians have a range of a career options within academics/research, education, and clinical practice. Often in multidisciplinary settings involving close collaboration with other professional disciplines, we evaluate, treat and manage infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns and conditions, as well as physical complaints that are best addressed via a biobehavioral approach. We also evaluate and monitor progress in children at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders on the basis of biological and social factors. We research the causes and treatments of these conditions and strive to promote an understanding of the social, educational, and cultural influences on children. Through training and continuing medical education, we help to shape the work of general pediatricians and other pediatric subspecialists to provide collaborative community leadership, and to inform public policy to promote the optimal development and behavioral health of all children.
Source: Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics http://www.sdbp.org/about-us/behavioral-pediatriciansGQ.cfm