Support for Developmental Delays in Children

Children with mild developmental delays may eventually outgrow them, but those with more severe delays may need ongoing care and support. Experts at NYU Langone help ensure that children with developmental delays get the care and support they need to succeed in school and throughout life.

Early childhood experts at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, assess and treat children with developmental delays. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians also evaluate your child and track his or her progress over the years, providing further assessment, guidance, advocacy, resources, and medication, as needed.

The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, supports programs for children and families as they cope with diagnosis and treatment.

Follow-Up Care

Our doctors can refer you to subspecialists and therapists—at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, or closer to your home—who are experienced in treating children with developmental delays. Our doctors ensure that your child receives coordinated, appropriate care based on his or her assessment.

Child Study Center Specialists

Our experts provide support during treatment and beyond.

The type of follow-up care your child needs depends on the developmental delay he or she has, and the therapy that is needed. Children with developmental delays that are caused by a medical problem or genetic condition may be referred to our pediatric specialists, such as geneticists, endocrinologists, and gastrointestinal specialists.

Those with behavioral conditions that are related to a developmental delay, such as anxiety disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, may be referred to specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers.

Family Education and Resources

Our doctors direct parents to a variety of educational resources to help them understand their child’s needs and challenges. They may also connect parents with other families whose children have similar needs.

Child and School Advocacy

Our specialists ensure that your child receives the educational and therapeutic services he or she needs. They identify and treat specific learning disorders and are available to meet with your child’s teachers and therapists. They offer advice about finding a school or educational setting that can support your child as he or she develops. If your child’s needs change, they can suggest alternative academic settings.

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