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The Child Development Unit's (CDU) psychologists and doctors have advanced training in treating childhood development and related medical, social, and behavioral concerns.
The Developmental Medicine Program is part of the CDU at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Our developmental medicine psychologists are here to make sure that each child receives the most effective, up-to-date care available.
The main role of our developmental medicine psychologists is to assess if a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), approximately 1 of 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with ASD, making it one of the most common developmental disabilities.
ASD is a neurodevelopmental condition that includes symptoms such as:
When children see a developmental medicine psychologist, the main question should be to decide the presence or absence of ASD.
Evaluations typically take two to three hours and consist of:
Psychologists use the information from the evaluation to:
When a child does not have ASD, these experts provide evidence-based alternative diagnoses and treatment plans.
Other disorders could include:
Developmental medicine psychologists have a strong commitment to:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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