Brain, Mind & Behavior Center | Programs & Services

  • Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program: The Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital provides national leadership in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use problems and disorders in children and adolescents. ASAP is part of the Division of Developmental Medicine, and is staffed by developmental behavioral-trained pediatricians, licensed independent social workers, and psychiatrists.
  • Audiology Program: The Audiology Program provides a variety of diagnostic and habilitative services, including diagnostic testing for hearing loss and auditory processing disorders, hearing aid fitting and maintenance, and cochlear implant programming.
  • Autism Spectrum Center: The Autism Spectrum Center provides comprehensive, family centered diagnostic and care services for children with autism spectrum disorder, together with strong family support. Depending on your child’s needs, we can coordinate visits with autism specialists such as developmental behavioral pediatricians, child neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, geneticists and gastroenterologists, as well as physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists.
  • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program serves children with a wide range of complex cardiac conditions and genetic syndromes. We support patients throughout childhood and into early adulthood by providing neurodevelopmental assessment, school consultation, and short-term treatment.
  • Department of Developmental Medicine: The Division of Developmental Medicine (DDM) is one of the largest and most comprehensive divisions of its type. Our mission is to improve the lives of infants, children, and adolescents who have developmental and behavioral problems, and to support their families throughout their child’s life span.
  • Down Syndrome Program: The Down Syndrome Program offers comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical evaluations for people with Down syndrome from birth to age 22 as well as resources, advocacy, and supports tailored to their individual needs. It is also home to a growing research program investigating cognitive, neurodevelopmental, and medical issues striving to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.
  • Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience: Researchers in the LCN are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. This includes typical developmental processes such as memory and social development, as well as various developmental disorders including autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.
  • Learning Disabilities Program: The Learning Disabilities Program at Boston Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive evaluation for children who face challenges in cognitive (thinking), academic, and social development. Our evaluations give parents, teachers, and physicians a well-rounded understanding of a child's learning profile and provide recommendations to help address the difficulties they encounter.
  • Neurobiology Program: Neurobiology research at Boston Children's Hospital spans multiple departments and disciplines, integrating basic studies of the nervous system with translational and clinical research endeavors. Researchers are investigating key processes in nervous system development, function, and repair, with the primary goal of applying this knowledge to disorders of the nervous system that affect children.
  • Department of Neurology: The Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurology cares for infants, children, and adolescents with all types of neurologic and developmental disorders. From diagnosis through long-term follow up, we provide compassionate, comprehensive support to help every child reach his or her full potential. Science informs our care today and our work toward better care tomorrow.
  • Neurology Research: The Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital has a long history of innovation and discovery dating back to landmark discoveries about the mechanisms of cerebral palsy and the harmful effects of lead paint on growing children. Our clinical research focus comes from high-quality, high-impact basic neurodevelopmental research being conducted in our laboratories. We link those basic discoveries to mechanisms of disease to develop targeted therapies that treat the basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, not just the symptoms.
  • Neuropsychology: The Neuropsychology Program helps patients cope with problems of learning, memory, organization, and emotional control resulting from brain injuries or neurological disorders.
  • NICU GraDS: The NICU Growth and Developmental Support Program (NICU GraDS) provides ongoing medical and developmental evaluation and support for these children and their families.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: For more than 60 years, the Boston Children’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has provided excellence and innovation in clinical care, education, research, and advocacy for the mental health of children and families.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research: The Boston Children's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is known for pioneering some of the most effective techniques in mental health diagnosis and treatment for children, and a significant part of our success comes from our commitment to research.
  • Department of Radiology: The Department of Pediatric Radiology provides a full range of imaging services for newborns, infants, children, teenagers, young adults, and pregnant women at Boston Children's and our satellite clinics.
  • Radiology Research: In the Department of Radiology at Boston Children’s, research is focused on innovative radiological imaging aimed at providing the highest quality health care.
  • Speech Language Pathology Program: As part of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, the Speech-Language Pathology Program provides services for children of all ages who experience difficulties with speech sound production, resonance, voice, fluency, language, and feeding and swallowing.