extensive programs and services for children with developmental disabilities
At Dayton Children’s, we are committed to providing extensive support and care for children who have developmental disabilities. Our team of pediatric specialists includes developmental pediatricians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses and a social worker. We work closely with other providers at Dayton Children’s and beyond to create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your child’s specific needs. Learn about how to make an appointment
what services do we offer?
Developmental pediatrics at Dayton Children’s offers:
- Comprehensive evaluations for children under the age of five who are not meeting developmental milestones in communication, physical skills, learning skills and/or social skills. If needed, we may offer follow-up services for these patients (Link to Developmental Diagnostic/Follow-Up Clinic page)
- Follow-up care for children age five and older who have already been diagnosed with a developmental disability.
- Comprehensive evaluations for children under age five who have or may have a genetic disorder that is affecting their development. If needed, we may offer follow-up services for these patients.
- Comprehensive evaluations and follow-up care for children up to age 18 with down syndrome
- Comprehensive evaluations and follow up for children who are prescribed medication for complex attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (through age 16). In many cases, community pediatricians are able to help children with ADHD. We offer a limited number of appointments for children with more complex ADHD symptoms.
- Children ages 18 months through six years old who may have autism
what services don’t we offer?
Our team does not provide the following services, but we are happy to recommend other providers/services who may be able to help:
- Behavioral therapy
- Therapy for mental health issues
- Academic testing/dyslexia testing
- Comprehensive evaluations for children age five and older who have not been diagnosed with a developmental delay
- Second opinions for children who have already undergone full evaluations at other institutions
Children with medical handicaps program
Many of our families receive benefits from the Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH), a health care program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health. BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers, and provides financial assistance for qualified families.
Guardianship is an important consideration for parents of children who have special needs. Guardianship allows you to make decisions on your child’s behalf once they turn 18. To learn more, visit the publications page of the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Click on “Guardianship Guide” for a free download.