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

Dr. Marc Rosenthal is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosenthal trained at Rhode Island Hospital. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal accepts. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Harvard Vanguard Burlington, and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal's practice is open to new patients.

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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 pediatrician and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Dr. Becker's clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Becker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Catherine Davis practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Burlington. Dr. Davis graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Medicaid insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Yamini Howe's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is especially interested in autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Howe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Howe is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

Dr. Lynn Hironaka is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Burlington. Dr. Hironaka's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Marcel Kinsbourne's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kinsbourne's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Kinsbourne's distinctions include: President, International Neuropsychological and Society.

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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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