Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

High Risk Infant Follow-up

Our team sees infants who are:

  • Born at risk for developmental delays or behavioral problems due to prematurity
  • Born with other medical complications that resulted in hospitalization in one of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units

As they grow, children are evaluated in an outpatient setting at regular intervals to monitor their development. At each visit, your infant will receive individualized developmental assessment and you will receive guidance and information to support your child’s progress. We also coordinate referrals to community agencies and early intervention programs.

Developmental Consultations

When you or your pediatrician have a concern that your child may need support for their development, behavior or social communication, we provide assessments and recommendations for care and support. New patients may be referred to our clinic by parents, physicians or other clinicians.

We are part of the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and provide diagnostic services for children suspected of having or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists have a strong emphasis on family-centered care. Referrals to community-based resources and services complement other treatments.

Preemie Graduate Services

This family-centered resource and support service is aimed at continuing interdisciplinary care for issues specific to preschool and school age children born prematurely or with related complications at birth. Our staff gathers information specific to issues of prematurity and your child's ongoing needs. Services include information, consultation, evaluation, advocacy and referral. These services support families in nurturing their child’s growth and development by understanding their individual child’s strengths and areas of need.

Outreach Locations

We offer care at the following locations:

Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services - Sunnyvale
1195 W. Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services - Capitola
824 Bay Avenue, Suite 70
Capitola, CA 95010

Stanford Children's Health Specialty Services - Los Gatos
14601 S. Bascom Avenue, #200
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Primary Care Initiative

Subspecialty pediatricians see children and families in offices within Stanford Children’s Health network. This co-location arrangement allows children and families to be seen close to home and allows primary care physicians to receive onsite continuing medical education in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Research Support Services

We support and provide advances in neonatal medicine through participation in a nationwide, multi-center cooperative research effort through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. We collaborate with other sub-specialty services including Cardiology, Genetics, Otolaryngology, and Gastroenterology, providing neurodevelopmental assessments to children with specific chronic illnesses and/or selected treatments.

For more information about our academic programs and current research studies open to enrollment, please visit Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford.