The Section of Developmental Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. Our physicians provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for infants and children who have, or who are at high risk for, developmental and feeding problems. We address the needs of our patients through inpatient services, consultation services, and a variety of clinical programs. Developmental Pediatrics works with many other specialists, including dieticians, social workers, child psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists. Together, we provide a complete course of care, individualized for each child and family, with the goal of assisting these children to develop to their full potential.
Developmental Pediatrics’ services provided through Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are available at our downtown Indianapolis campus, Riley Children’s Specialists at Meridian Crossing in Carmel, and through outreach clinics in Evansville and South Bend.
Developmental Pediatrics was founded for the purpose of enhancing the coordination of services for children and families with special needs. Our goal is to provide professional care and support for all children with developmental disabilities. Through various programs, Developmental Pediatrics provides diagnosis, comprehensive evaluation, treatment, training, and education for infants, children, and adolescents with developmental disorders, including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Down syndrome
- Developmental disability/mental health disorder
- Learning disabilities
- Mental retardation
- Spina Bifida/Myelomeningocele
Developmental Pediatrics provides services for infants, children and adolescents from birth to age 18 who are experiencing developmental problems in their lives and have their own individual needs. These children may learn in a special way, 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. Our team of highly qualified specialists determines the needs of each child and develops unique and total care plans.
- A complete diagnostic evaluation to create a blueprint for care
- Therapy 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
Riley Outpatient Center
575 Riley Hospital Drive, MSA 1
Indianapolis, IN 46202
11590 North Meridian Street, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032
For More Information:
For more Information about our services, please call us at 317.944.4846. Please note, to make an appointment we do require a referral from your child’s primary care physician.