Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities

The Child Development team at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has served Indiana’s children and their families for more than 40 years. Our interdisciplinary team provides diagnosis, recommendations and follow-up for children from infancy to adulthood that have known or suspected developmental delays, behavior or learning problems. Our program is part of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. We see patients at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

We evaluate and treat children with conditions that interfere with daily living. Conditions treated include:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Attention problems
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Attachment disorders
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Intellectual or cognitive disabilities

Our team works with your family to better understand your child’s particular needs. Depending on the child’s needs, the team may include developmental pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists, social workers, occupational or physical therapists, audiologists, nutritionists and pediatric dentists.

The three main types of appointments include:

  • Full-day or half-day evaluations: Our team works with your family to understand and address your child’s particular needs. In these comprehensive team appointments, a full range of evaluation services from multiple disciplines is available to address developmental and behavioral concerns.
  • Consultations: Consultations include one or two of our team members. In these more targeted appointments, consulting, diagnosis and intervention services are available.
  • First Steps: First Steps is Indiana’s early intervention program, providing services to Indiana children from birth through age three. Several of our team members are First Steps providers and can see First Steps cases here in our clinic.