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Developmental Pediatrics

(757) 668-7473

Developmental pediatric specialists at CHKD provide consultations for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, attention disorders, birth defects, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, motor coordination problems (dyspraxia) and speech-language problems.

Our program has been designated as a Child Development Center through the Virginia Department of Health. Our full care team also consists of pychologists, social workers and educational consultants.

Psychologists provide Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder evaluations to confirm or provide clarifying diagnoses.

Licensed clinical social workers provide intake appointments to obtain a detailed developmental history and ensure patients are receiving the necessary services while they wait for their appointments with the developmental pediatrician and/or their evaluation appointment with psychology.

Education consultants provide support for families who have questions about current academic supports and services.

Conditions We Treat

Services We Offer 

We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. We may recommend a consultation with a developmental pediatrician, lab tests or other services depending on your child's assessment.

Insurance and Referral Information

Children referred to CHKD's developmental pediatrics department include premature infants, children with birth defects or syndromes, children with speech and motor delays, or students failing school. 

  • All Patients have to be referred by a physician. 
  • The referring physician’s office must call for the first appointment. 
  • If you have an insurance that requires a referral you should ask your PCP to start the referral process. They will not automatically start it for you. 
  • Tricare Prime referrals must be received by our office before an appointment can be made. This is the only insurance that a parent can call for the first time appointment after our office has received the referral. 
  • If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.  

If you have questions about your bill, please call (757) 668-7200. We also offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.

Developmental Pediatric Locations

(757) 668-7473

Professional Staff

 

Psychologists

  • Janice Keener, Psy,D.
  • Lynn Page, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Diana Schofield, Psy.D.

Social work

  • Sara McGrath, MSW
  • Vike Xides, MSW

Education consultants

  • Nancy Lobos-Nguyen, Ed.D
  • Kimberly Parham, M.Ed.

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