Dr. Leslie I. Rubin
Developmental Pediatric Specialists
Children's Drawing

Common Reasons for Referral to Developmental Pediatric Specialists

Parents are most sensitive and aware of their child's development because they want the best for their children.

Often they are concerned long before anyone else and would like to have clarification, reassurance and if necessary an understanding, diagnosis and plan of approach to help their child make progress towards becoming successful academically and socially and growing up to be independent.

Infants and young children may have been born prematurely or after a difficult pregnancy and labor where there may have been some neurological complication which affects development. Parents want to know whether their child is on the right track and getting what he or she needs to make good progress.

Some infants are born with genetic, physical, medical or neurological conditions that affect growth and development and parents want to be sure their children are getting the best care possible in order to make the best progress they can.

Today, many parents are concerned about Autism or conditions on the Autism Spectrum, especially when their child has a delay in speech development or unusual patterns of behavior or social interaction. Parents want answers so that they can have peace of mind or do what they need to do to make sure that their child gets what he or she needs as soon as possible to assure the best possible developmental outcome.

Some children, adolescents or adults already have a diagnosis but their parents would like a second opinion or would like to have coordination of care and monitoring of their child's care to make sure of optimal health and social well-being.

Some parents may want to be sure they are doing everything they can to make sure that their son or daughter is getting what he or she needs and is on the right track.

If you are a concerned parent and you would like to discuss the concerns you have about your child's development, behavior, learning style, or you have a child who has a diagnosed developmental disability and would like to have a second opinion, please feel free to contact Jessica Williams, our Practice Manager, at (404)303-7247 or jwilliams@dpsatlanta.org and she will be happy to help you.

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