Developmental paediatrics is a subspecialty that provides expertise in child development. It is concerned with the scientific application of medical knowledge within a bio-psycho-social model; and to the promotion of normal growth processes,
The overall goal of developmental paediatrics is to promote and maintain the developmental and emotional well being of all children and their families, especially those who are most vulnerable.
Dr.Clare Mitchell, Associate Professor Section Head, Developmental Paediatrics Dr.Jennifer McLean, Associate Professor Dr.Mervin Fox, in Memorian Dr.Pam Frid, Associate Professor, Medical Director, Thames Valley Children's Centre, Developmental Paediatrics Dr.Robin Walker, Professor
Consultation work is done in collaboration with general paediatricians and family physicians. Pre-consultation requires the accumulation of a lifetime of health, psychosocial and education records. Referring physicians, family and other involved specialists, parents, District School Boards, social service agencies, children's mental health centres and children's treatment centres may be involved in post-consultation conferences.
- Consultations require a minimum of 2 hours per patient
- 15% of all children have a chronic disorder, which affects their development