Saint Peter’s University Hospital treats children from birth to age 8 years for many developmental and behavioral disorders such as:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Language and communication impairments
- Learning disabilities
- Tourette Syndrome
- Genetic syndromes
- Sensory impairments
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
Other specialty clinics within The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s collaborate with the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Program to create a multidisciplinary team. These specialties include speech and language; genetics; nutrition, occupational therapy, audiology; high-risk neonatal follow-up, adolescent medicine and family support clinics. Patient families also have access to state-of-the art laboratory, neuroimaging and video monitoring through outpatient and inpatient services.
This multidisciplinary approach provides patients and their families with access to a broad range of professionals and medical disciplines, including pediatric neurologists, sleep specialists, pediatric gastrointestinal doctors, speech-language and occupational therapists, physical therapists, geneticists, child psychologists, and nursing and family support coordinators. The team of professionals is affiliated with the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities in Edison (NJID), Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied Psychology (GSAP), and Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.