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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
282 Washington Street; Suite 4e
Hartford, CT
(860) 545-8566; (860) 545-9300

Dr. Paul Dworkin is a rehabilitation physician and developmental behavioral pediatrician in Hartford, CT. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Office for Community Child Health, Developmental and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Dr. Sarah E Schlegel MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
282 Washington Street; Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 5G
Hartford, CT
(860) 545-8589; (860) 837-5758

Dr. Sarah Schlegel is a rehabilitation physician and developmental behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Schlegel is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Developmental and Rehabilitation Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 545-8589; (860) 837-5758

Dr. Ann Milanese's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and developmental behavioral pediatrics; she sees patients in Hartford, CT. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Milanese attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Developmental problems of younger children (ages 0-6), including delays and autism; acute ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Primary Care, Genetics
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 714-5319; (860) 545-9300

Dr. Mark Greenstein works as a physiatrist, primary care doctor, and genetics specialist in Hartford, CT. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Greenstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Clinical interests: Developmental

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1000 Asylum Avenue; Suite 1026
Hartford, CT
(860) 714-4355

Dr. Thyde Dumont-Mathieu is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and developmental behavioral pediatrics. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 545-9230; (860) 223-2761

Dr. John Pelegano is a developmental behavioral pediatrics specialist. Dr. Pelegano studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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What is Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics?

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians are pediatricians who have special understanding and training in developmental, behavioral, and learning problems of children from infancy through adolescence. A fairly recent specialty, officially recognized in the early 2000’s, developmental-behavioral pediatrics has grown rapidly and seen wide demand along with increased rates of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental and behavioral issues.

While a general pediatrician must concern themselves with all kinds of ailments that might affect children, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician is able to focus strictly on those problems that cause developmental delays or problematic behavior. This is still a very wide variety of disorders, but it may include:
  • Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia
  • Attention and behavior disorders, such as ADHD or oppositional-defiant disorder
  • Habit disorders, such as tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Regulatory disorders, such as problems with sleeping, eating, or toileting
  • Developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, or fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Delayed development, such as delayed speech and delayed motor skills

Regardless of the diagnosis, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician offers most families the same essential service: evaluation, diagnosis, education and information, resources, and treatment. Because there are so many developmental-behavioral disorders, and children may have more than one at a time, each treatment plan is highly individualized for that specific child. It may include behavior modification therapy, access to specialists, medication, occupational therapy, or a variety of other treatments. One of the most important parts of treatment that a developmental-behavioral pediatrician can offer is education. Teaching a child, their parents, their teachers, and others about a child’s diagnosis helps everyone manage symptoms better.

Developmental or behavioral disorders can be frustrating or even frightening for children and their families. A developmental-behavioral pediatrician can help families get a handle on these issues, making sure all kids have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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