Sidra Medicine's Developmental Pediatric Clinic
The Developmental Pediatric Clinic is an assessment center that provides
services to children up to 14 years of age with developmental needs and
their families. Children are referred to the DPC when parents or health
and education professionals have concerns about their development.
The Developmental Pediatric (DP) team at Sidra Medicine is made up of healthcare
professionals who work together to provide the best possible care for
The Developmental Pediatric team members include the following:
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Occupational Therapists
- Child Life Specialist
- Social Worker
- Care Coordinator
When your child is referred to the DPC, you will be invited to the appointment.
At the first visit your child will receive an assessment. The assessment
will be performed by the doctor and different members of the DP team.
Depending on your child's needs, you may see one or several of our team
members. Each member of the team will take time to meet with your child,
while the other members observe from another room.
At the visit you will have an opportunity to ask questions discuss your
concerns. Please write down your questions and bring them to the appointment.
What happens after your child's assessment?
After the assessment is complete, members of the DP team will meet with
you and your child to talk about their observations and how we can help
your child do their best.
We will discuss and share with you information, ideas and tools on how
to help your child at home. For some children, a follow-up visit will
be needed to complete the assessment. If your child needs ongoing help,
we will make a referral to the appropriate treatment services. We will
also give you support and advice about other community activities that
will benefit your child. Once all assessments are complete, you will receive
a full written report.
What role does the family play?
Parents and families plan an important role in a child's development. The
DP team will support you to help your child learn and grow to reach their
All developmental pediatric care and services are private. This means the
DP team will not share personal health information to anyone other than
doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers or other health and education
care providers, without your knowledge and consent.
At Sidra Medicine, we are committed to providing the highest standards
of care and we welcome your feedback on the services we provide. Please
ask a member of the DP team how you can share your feedback.