Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) evaluates infants, toddlers, children and adolescents through 18 years of age with a variety of developmental and behavioral concerns:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communication delays
  • Developmental delays
  • Speech and language delays
  • Social difficulties
  • Growth and nutrition problems
  • Anxiety in young children
  • Bedwetting and toilet training resistance

We see patients at the University Campus in Worcester and the satellite clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Group at Northborough Crossing in Northborough. Referral and intake forms are available below. You can complete them as indicated and email them to us at PediDevelopmentalBehavioral@umassmemorial.org or mail them to:

Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Suite S4-301
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

You can call us at 774-442-3028 or fax to 774-455-4229.

Developmental and Behavioral Clinics

Zero-to-Three Program – We provide diagnostic evaluations for children birth to 36 months of age with concerns of:

  • Autism spectrum disorders – in addition to clinical evaluations, our team is developing a new interactive screening test (RITA-T) to identify autism spectrum disorders in toddlers earlier and we are working with community providers and early intervention programs to develop models for early identification
  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental delays, including language, motor, cognitive and global developmental delays
  • Developmental delays, related to genetic syndromes

Three-to-Five Program – We provide diagnostic evaluations for children 37 months of age to 5 years of age with concerns of:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral problems (e.g., aggression, hyperactivity) probably secondary to Developmental delays and/or Autism
  • Developmental delays: language, motor, cognitive and global developmental delays
  • Difficulties with social interactions
  • Developmental delays, related to genetic syndromes.

School-age Program – We provide diagnostic evaluations for children between 6 and 18 years of age with concerns of:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Difficulties with social interactions
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Developmental delays, related to genetic syndromes.

Specialty Clinics

Toileting Clinic – For children 2 through 10 years of age who are resistant to toilet training for stool (encopresis) and/or urine (daytime enuresis). Children and teens with nighttime bedwetting issues are seen at any age.

Please complete Toileting Clinic questionnaire and mail/email to us for review. 

Child Anxiety Clinic – For children up to the age of 10. Our experts will use therapeutic methods consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help your child. Types of problems include general fears, phobias, social anxiety, mutism, separation issues, etc.

Please complete DPB Anxiety Clinic questionnaire and mail/email to us for review. 

Growth and Nutrition Clinic – For children birth to 6 years old who are losing weight, have a very slow weight gain or are failing to thrive. This is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes child psychology, pediatric nutrition, social work, nurse case manager, and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

NICU Follow-up Clinic – High-risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates from the UMass Memorial NICU are evaluated and followed up to 3 years of age. Clinic staffed by child psychologist, developmental and behavioral pediatrician and physical therapist.

Additional Information

DBP Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about DBP Referrals and Process

General Intake Form and Questionnaires

 

Appointments: 855-UMASS-MD

Children's Medical Center
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

 

Children's Hospital Association 

 

Telephone: 774-442-3028

UMass Memorial Medical Center
University Campus - Benedict Building
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655