Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Pediatric Developmental Disorder Care

MaineHealth Pediatric Specialty Care Portland provides compassionate care for children and young adults with developmental or behavioral issues. We work with parents and children to evaluate, diagnose, counsel and provide treatment options for a wide range of developmental and behavioral conditions. 

Our team of pediatric developmental and behavioral specialists includes board-certified physicians with advanced subspecialty training. Neuropsychologists are also available to provide an added depth of expertise in pediatric brain functions. Our close partnership with MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children's Hospital speeds access to comprehensive pediatric subspecialty care, which is especially important for children with complex health care issues

Compassionate care for children with developmental or behavioral issues

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team serves as advocates in schools and communities – making sure that children with developmental or behavioral issues have access to appropriate services and support. You and your child will benefit from the strong, collaborative relationships we have developed with Maine’s network of community-based child development and social services. 

Conditions Commonly Treated

We see children from infancy through young adulthood with a wide range of developmental and behavioral disorders and conditions including:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including Asperger’s syndrome
  • Behavioral disorders including discipline issues, oppositional-defiant behavior and conduct problems
  • Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills or thinking ability
  • Depression
  • Developmental disabilities resulting from chronic pediatric illnesses or disabling conditions
  • Sleep problems
  • Temper tantrums
  • Tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome (TS)
  • Toilet-training issues including encopresis (soiling) and enuresis (bedwetting)