developmental diagnostic/follow-up clinic
specialty care for children with developmental delays
Dayton Children’s provides comprehensive evaluations, treatment planning and referrals for children with developmental concerns.
your child’s first appointment
Your child’s first appointment in the Developmental Diagnostic/Follow-Up Clinic will last about 90 minutes. It will include a physical examination, testing and a detailed conversation with the doctor about your child’s medical history and development.
At the end of this appointment, you will receive written notes about your visit and our initial recommendations. Later, after our team has an opportunity to talk more about your child’s needs, you will receive a comprehensive, written treatment plan, which could include:
- Scheduling tests (such as blood tests or appropriate imaging procedures) to identify an underlying cause for your child’s delays
- Genetic testing
- Taking your child to another specialist, such as a psychologist or physical therapist of speech pathologist
- Prescribing medication
- Using assistive devices, such as a medical stroller or braces
Our team will coordinate your child’s care and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.
We will want to see your child regularly to see how he or she is responding to the treatment plan and to recommend additional therapy or testing if needed. We will schedule follow-up appointments at the end of each visit. These appointments usually take 30-45 minutes.