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We found 4 developmental behavioral pediatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 401
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Maria Cely's specialties are psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She practices in Orlando, FL and Maitland, FL. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cely is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nueva Granada Military University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cely is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Emily Kristin Forrest, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 300
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Emily Forrest is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Forrest is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Social Work, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Campbell is a social work and developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MyBlue, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Amanda Montgomery is a social worker and developmental pediatrician. Dr. Montgomery is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.