East Tennessee Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Treatment for Children & Teens With Behavioral Disorders
As any parent or caretaker knows, children can be difficult. While stubbornness
and defiance are normal in children, consistent uncooperative and hostile
behavior that impact the child’s ability to function could be the
result of a developmental behavioral disorder. If you are uncertain of
how to help your child, don’t worry-- this is not something you
have to figure out alone.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Developmental Behavioral Center
specializes in the medical management of Developmental Behavioral issues
- Attention and behavioral disorders
- School-related learning problems
- Tourette syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Mental retardation
- Visual, speech, and hearing impairments
Our team is experienced and knowledgeable in interacting with children
with these conditions and can help them learn new ways to communicate
and express themselves.
Treating Developmental Behavioral Disorders
Dealing with developmental behavioral disorders can be hard on parents,
but in the long-run, the true victims are the children. These conditions
can inhibit the child’s ability to interact with others in healthy
ways and stunt his or her emotional development. To treat these conditions,
a doctor needs to meet with the child and examine day-to-day life to make
an informed diagnosed and begin a customized treatment plan. The goal
of these treatments is to help children relax and communicate with others.
How We Can Help
Children and adolescents are seen at our Developmental-Behavioral Health
Center upon a referral from their primary care physician. After a comprehensive
assessment of the patient’s condition, our team begins formulating
a treatment plan that addresses the child’s specific needs. We may
reach out to schools and other institutions the child frequently visits
so that they can be informed of the child’s needs and what may be
required from them.
Children’s Hospital wants to help your child feel better and enjoy
life to the fullest. You can trust that you and your child will be treated
with respect and compassion.