Child Development

We treat your child with the compassion and consideration they deserve. Our developmental/ behavioral pediatricians evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children and adolescents who have a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties. We work together with their families because we understand how families react to children with developmental disabilities.

Areas of Expertise and Service:

Medical management of attention and behavioral disorders of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and associated conditions such as oppositional-defiant behavior, conduct problems, depression, and anxiety disorders

Medical management of tics, Tourette’s syndrome, OCD, and other habit disorders

Learning Disorders such as dyslexia, writing difficulties, math disorders, other school-related learning problems (treatment and evaluation is provided after private or school academic and IQ testing scores have been completed)

Regulatory disorders including  sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline difficulties, etc.

Developmental disabilities which include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and visual and hearing impairments

Delayed development of speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability


How to Refer a Patient:

Our Pediatric Neurology Department does require a referral from a pediatrician/Primary care physician. We do REQUIRE our completed referral form (link below), any background, and pertinent office notes. All referrals are triaged by the providers to ensure it is the most appropriate next step for the patient.  This enables us to provide the most meaningful initial consultation possible. After the appointment, our assessment will be sent to you for your records and any additional follow-up.

Ways to refer include:

  • Submitting an electronic referral via the Infina Network
  • Faxing the Dev Peds Referral Form to 919-788-8986
  • Calling the office at 919-782-3456 with any questions regarding the referral process

My Child…

child-development-patient-story-option1Our young son’s teacher reached out to let us know she had some concerns about his progression and attention in school. After a meeting with the school, they directed us to speak with our pediatrician. The pediatrician met with us and after hearing our concerns, recommended we see a Developmental Pediatrician at Raleigh Neurology. The referral was submitted and RNA contacted us regarding the information they needed to get our son scheduled. It takes a bit of time to get in but it is well worth it.

Once our son was seen, his doctor was able to determine that he did have ADHD. We were able to test out a medication and found it to be immediately effective. My son went from being anxious and disconnected to being able to engage, focus and be an active participant in his class and his life.