Child Development 

Overview

The Division provides evaluations, treatment, and referrals for the full range of developmental difficulties, including:

  • delays in motor and language development
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • autistic disorders
  • cerebral palsy
  • failure-to-thrive
  • temper tantrums
  • behavioral disorders

The Division of Child Development at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health provides two important functions for children and the community. First, our child development physicians provide screening exams to those infants and children at risk for developmental delay. The second major clinical care component is the evaluation of children who clearly demonstrate an abnormality in development (e.g., children with learning problems or who evidence delays in motor, language or social function including autism). The evaluation leads to a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Parent education is an important component of the Division’s services, and we work with parents to help them best care for a child with a developmental disability.

What happens during the early years of your child’s life is very important to his or her later health and well-being. It is best to identify problems in babies and children at the earliest possible age, so that they can get the best care. Because of the importance of this early care, the State of New York passed a law stating that infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities are entitled to Early Intervention Services.

The Division of Child Development is an approved evaluation center for the New York State Early Intervention Program.

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Division of Child Development
505 East 70th Street
Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-4303
Fax: (646) 962-0259

For office hours and staff information, view our medical practice page.