Developmental Medicine Center Programs and Services

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Age Based, Multidisciplinary Developmental Diagnostic Program

From infancy through adolescence,children receive an age appropriate evaluation from a multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental team. Team members can include a developmental pediatrician, a pediatric psychologist, and an educational specialist depending on the age and needs of the child. Typical referrals to each program include:

  • Infants: with motor delays or what seem like more global developmental delays
  • Toddlers with motor, language or social delays or abnormalities including suspicion of an autism spectrum disorder
  • Preschoolers (ages 3-6): mild to severe learning and developmental issues, attentional concerns, global developmental delays, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and/or questions of autism spectrum disorders.
  • School Age (ages 7-10): learning disabilities, attentional and/or behavioral concerns.
  • Adolescents: (ages 11-17): learning disabilities, attentional and/or behavioral concerns.
  • Autism Fast Track: Children less than or equal to 27 months of age referred by their pediatrician for a question of autism spectrum disorder

Please call the DMC Triage Coordinator with intake and referral questions at 617-355-7025.


ADHD Program

The DMC provides a broad array of diagnostic, treatment, consultation and advocacy services for children with ADHD and their families. Services are available for children with a known or suspected ADHD diagnosis.

This program is for children already followed in the Developmental Medicine Center. For children who are new to the DMC and have a confirmed or suspected ADHD diagnosis, please call the DMC Triage Coordinator with intake and referral questions at 617-355-7025.


Adoption Program

Children are seen for adoption consultation services. Typical referrals include families and children in need of consultations regarding a pending adoption, as well as post-adoption services for adoptees with developmental, learning, behavioral, and family adjustment issues.

Call the DMC Triage Coordinator with referral and intake information at 617-355-4125.


Autism Spectrum Program

As part of the Boston Children’s Hospital Autism Spectrum Center, the DMC provides a broad array of diagnostic, treatment, consultation and advocacy services for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Services are available for children from infancy through adolescence who have a known or suspected ASD diagnosis.

This program is for children already followed in the Developmental Medicine Center. For children who are new to Boston Children’s and have a confirmed or suspected ASD diagnosis, please call the Autism Spectrum Center Program Coordinator for intake and referral questions at 617-355-7493.


Developmental-Behavioral Follow Up Program

This ongoing program offers ongoing follow up and treatment for children with a broad range of developmental and behavioral challenges, including behavioral problems, developmental delays, language disorders, and many others.

Call the DMC Triage Coordinator with intake and referral questions at 617-355-4125.



Down Syndrome Program

Please visit the Down Syndrome Program's new website for more information about our programs for children 0 - 18 years old and their families. Call the Triage Coordinator with referral questions at 857-218-4329.


Pains and Incontinence Program

Children aged 4 to 16 years with encopresis (soiling their underwear), enuresis (bed-wetting) and toilet training problems are seen for evaluation and treatment by developmental behavioral pediatric specialists.

Call the DMC Intake Coordinator for questions and intake information at 617-355-7025.


Child and Parent Program

The Child and Parent Program is an outpatient clinic which serves the youngest children seen in the DMC for a wide range of complex neurodevelopmental, behavioral, relational, interactional, and regulatory challenges, with the goal of supporting the whole family.  Children receive developmental evaluations and their families are seen for guidance in best meeting their child’s needs and in support of their own functioning.   

Call the DMC Psychology Assistant with questions and intake information at 617-355-7025.


Williams Syndrome Program

Individuals from birth to adult with Williams Syndrome are provided with multidisciplinary evaluation and consultation services.

Call the Program Coordinator with eligibility and intake questions at 617-355-5429.

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