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Dr. Marc A Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA

Dr. Marc Rosenthal's specialties are developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Atrius Health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Rosenthal welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenthal completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Injuries

Dr. Ronald E Becker, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA

Dr. Ronald Becker is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Becker attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Becker's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder

Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA

Dr. Yamini Howe practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Howe include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Howe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Howe has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Childhood Development

Dr. Catherine C Davis, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA

Dr. Catherine Davis sees patients in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. Her medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Davis takes Most Insurance Plans and Medicaid insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Atrius Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA

Dr. Lynn Hironaka practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hironaka is affiliated with Atrius Health. Dr. Hironaka is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
158 Cambridge Street
Winchester, MA

Dr. Marcel Kinsbourne, who practices in Winchester, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Kinsbourne has received professional recognition including the following: President, International Neuropsychological and Society. He has an open panel.

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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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