Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Section is housed jointly at the Child Study Center, an adjacent free-standing facility of The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, and the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect located in The Children's Hospital.

The Child Study Center (CSC) provides individual and interdisciplinary assessment and treatment programs for children with developmental disabilities, social and behavioral challenges, and emotional disorders. 

In addition, staff provide services in the neonate, developmental delay, and meningomyelocele clinics at The Children's Hospital and are available for consultation for inpatients.

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) was established in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in 1992.  The purpose of the CCAN is to organize the Health Sciences Center's efforts in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. CCAN directs research, program administration, clinical services, professional education, program development, and public education in the field of child maltreatment. CCAN provides outpatient psychological services to children, adolescents and families through several ongoing programs. Victims of child abuse and neglect, as well as their caregivers and/or siblings, can receive services.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics faculty provide instruction to pediatric trainees, including fellows and residents.  Current research projects in the section include projects on fetal drug and alcohol exposure, emotional trauma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.