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Developmental paediatrics

Developmental paediatrics offers evaluation and assessment of developmental milestones in children
Why choose us?
Why choose us?
State-of-the-art Level III NICU
Special baby care unit
Expert team of neonatologists for high-risk newborns
Best-in-class care for preterm babies
Designed as a baby-friendly hospital as per WHO guidelines

At the CK Birla Hospital, we understand that each child grows at their own unique pace. We provide clinically reliable development parameters to evaluate your child’s growth. Our team of recognised paediatricians design care plans to help your child meet their unique health goals and progress. We have a dedicated developmental paediatrics centre where we offer one-on-one counselling to families seeking support through the growth years of a child.

Our neonatology specialists
Our neonatology specialists

About developmental paediatrics
About developmental paediatrics

Developmental paediatrics involves the investigation, assessment and treatment of development issues in children. These developmental issues can be physical, psychological, learning, social or behavioural in nature. Paediatricians offer counselling, medicinal treatment and other forms of therapy to help families and children struggling with growth problems.

Common developmental issues in children

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Learning disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Visual and hearing impairments
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Conduct problems
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Tics
  • Feeding problems
  • Spina bifida
  • Intellectual disability
  • Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills and thinking
  • Genetic chronic illnesses and disabling conditions
Causes of developmental issues

External or environmental factors – These include external situations such as preterm birth, distress during birth, alcohol consumption by mother during pregnancy and lack of proper nutrition.

Neurological factors – Neurological factors are the ones that involve an abnormality in the nervous system. These include nervous system infections, processing disorders, chronic illnesses like asthma and seizures. 

Other factors – A wide range of other factors like traumatic brain injury and inherited disorders.

Diagnosing a developmental issue in children

Paediatric experts offer comprehensive evaluation through various means and tasks. Your doctor will discuss the child’s symptoms and history of their developmental health with you. This may include their information on when the child started talking, feeding and more. They will observe your child’s through certain structured tasks. Based on their interpretation, your doctor will further recommend certain tests.

Management of developmental problems

The treatment or management protocol of a development/growth problem depends upon the type of condition, the cause of the problem, child’s age, family history and overall health. 

Your paediatrician will offer several strategies and therapies to be applied at home as well as counselling and therapy sessions in the care plan. While some conditions may require medicinal interventions, others may be entirely managed through lifestyle and behavioural modifications.

Patient testimonials
Patient testimonials

FAQs
FAQs

There are several types o developmental delays that children. These include social delays, motor skills delays, cognitive delays, speech delays and emotional delays. 

Common signs include no response from the child, problems with regular behaviour, attention issues and learning problems.