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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

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 including:

  • 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.