Developmental Disorders

Developmental Disorders

About Developmental Disorders

If you’re noticing differences in your little one’s physical or neurological growth, it may be a sign of a developmental disorder. In that case, it’s time to see the experts. At Angel Kids Pediatrics, with multiple locations in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and St. Johns, Florida, the team of experienced psychologists offers assessments, testing, and treatment for various developmental conditions. Give your little one the best care for their unique  Schedule evaluation by contacting 904-224-KIDS (5437) or request an appointment online today. 

Developmental Disorders Q & A

What are developmental disorders?

Developmental disorders are disorders that affect a child’s physical and/or neurological growth. These conditions range from mild to severe and affect every child differently. Some developmental conditions are present from birth and last for life, while others occur because of an injury, trauma, or an underlying medical issue. 

Most developmental conditions can’t be cured, but with intervention and treatment, it’s possible to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, encourage independence, and improve your child’s quality of life.

How do developmental disorders affect a child’s growth?

Developmental disorders can affect a child’s growth in various ways. Depending on the underlying issue, your child might experience problems with:

  • Mobility
  • Biologic function
  • Cognition (learning)
  • Physical or emotional independence
  • Language
  • Social skills

Some developmental conditions even affect the five senses and perception.

When should parents be concerned about developmental disorders?

All children grow and develop at different paces, but there are certain signs that may indicate a developmental condition. For example, if you notice your child has difficulty moving, learning, playing, or talking with peers of the same age, it’s important to visit your qualified pediatrician. 

After a complete physical exam, a review of your child’s medical records, and a series of assessments and tests, the team can make treatment recommendations to help your child live an active, healthy, and fulfilling life.

What are some common developmental conditions? 

Angel Kids Pediatrics diagnoses and treats various developmental conditions, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning differences
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Other developmental delays

No matter your child’s needs, the team at Angel Kids Pediatrics can help. With more than 20 years of experience providing comprehensive pediatrics, you can feel confident knowing your little one will receive the best possible care.

How are developmental disorders treated?

Treatment of developmental disorders depends on various factors, including your child’s age and the severity of their symptoms. 

Often, Angel Kids Pediatrics recommends a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, therapy, parent skills training, and prescription medication. This multifaceted approach helps you better understand your child’s needs and how to support them.

Call Angel Kids Pediatrics to request a consultation for your child today by contacting 904-224-KIDS (5437) today.