Children with developmental disorders may learn in special ways, have physical challenges that are different from other children or have behavioral issues that require special attention at home, in school or in the community. The Developmental Pediatrics Department at Riley at IU Health can help enhance the coordination of services for your child with special needs.
We help families with children of all ages who are experiencing developmental issues and have their own individual needs. We address the needs of our patients through inpatient services, consultation services and a variety of clinical programs.
The developmental pediatrics team at Riley at IU Health offers:
- A complete diagnostic evaluation to create an individualized care plan
- Ongoing, family-centered care that supports patients and families each step of the way
- Guidance to help families and teachers better manage the behavior, communication and learning problems of children with developmental disabilities
- Family support services and resources ranging from parent discussion groups to a special needs toy library
- Services to help transition children to adult life
Our team of highly qualified specialists will work with you to determine the needs of your child and develop a unique and total care plan. All of our doctors are fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and most are board certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Our nurse practitioners have decades of experience in developmental pediatrics and are an important part of our care team.
The Developmental Pediatrics Department at Riley at IU Health is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. Providing professional care and support for all children with developmental disabilities is our goal.
Comprehensive Support For Families
We provide a complete course of care, individualized for each child and family, with the goal of helping children develop to their fullest potential. We educate and train parents and other caregivers to address the various issues that may arise when caring for a child with developmental delays.
In addition to doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses, our team is composed of many other specialists, including:
- Social workers
- Child psychologists
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Speech therapists
Our team serves patients in downtown Indianapolis at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. We also provide services at Riley Children’s Specialists at Meridian Crossing in Carmel, through outreach clinics in South Bend and at IU Health in Bloomington.
Conditions & Services
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Developmental Pediatrics services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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Department Forms & Resources
Department Forms & Resources
The Developmental Pediatrics at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
Referring providers should fill out this form and fax it to our dedicated referral fax line at 317.944.9760.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
For Health Professionals
The Developmental Pediatrics Department works closely with referring providers, keeping them informed of each patient’s progress every step of the way. We advise the referring provider of the patient’s progress with each visit, as well as the overall plan and goals of treatment.
The Developmental Pediatrics Department offers a Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency program. We also regularly include pediatric residents and advanced medical students in our clinics.