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Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics

Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (803) 434-6598
Fax: (803) 434-1920

9 Richland Medical Park, Suite 210
Columbia, SC 29203

The Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic evaluates children who have developmental, academic and/or behavioral difficulties and other special issues such as cerebral palsy, which may be associated with learning problems. The goal is to generate a profile and an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan that reflects the input from all the team members, including the parents. The family plays the key role in the evaluation - a family centered approach is utilized.

Usually, the developmental pediatrician evaluates the child initially and upon his/her referral, the patient is seen by other specialists within, and occasionally outside of, our clinic setting. A parent conference is arranged for discussion and specific recommendations, with most children returned to the referring physician or agency for care. We try and liaison as well with schools, etc. and their representatives may
attend the parent conferences.

Pediatric residents and third year medical students rotate through the Clinic as do students from a variety of other disciplines such as speech/language pathology and psychology.

Referrals are usually generated by physicians and other community professionals.

Faculty:
Emily Lowell, Ph.D.
W. Mark Posey, Ph.D.
Lawrence K. Siegel, M.D.
Eileen Walsh, M.D.
Robin B. Welsh, M.D.
Caroline H. DiBattisto, MD
Stacey Cobb, MD
Page Moore, PhD