Developmental Disorders

At Pediatric Neurology Associates, it is our job to evaluate developmental disorders in children so that we can provide families with the best treatment and therapy options. When it comes to developmental disorders in children, there is no cure; however, we can provide you with the resources and tools to improve the quality of life for your child. Some of the most common developmental disorders in children that our team works with include:

» Autism
» Asperger's Syndrome
» Mental Retardation
» Down's Syndrome
» Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
» Fragile X Syndrome
» Prader-Willi Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome & Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a condition that is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with people.

Children and adolescents who are autistic struggle to use language and abstract concepts. Asperger's Syndrome is a high-functioning condition that falls under the umbrella of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Children with Asperger's Syndrome have trouble interacting socially, continually repeat behaviors, and are characterized by clumsiness.

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If your child has Asperger's Syndrome, or Autism, our team can help. Pediatric Neurology Associates can help you create a treatment plan that includes therapies and sometimes medications to help your child function on a day-to-day basis.

How Do I Know If My Child Has Attention Deficit Disorder?

One of the most common developmental disorders among children is attention deficit disorder, or A.D.D. With the proper treatment, your child can overcome the challenges associated with this disorder, and thrive throughout their life. In order to receive this treatment, you need the help of professionals like Pediatric Neurology Associates.

If your child exhibits behavior like the following, he or she may have attention deficit disorder, and you should consult us immediately:

» Doesn't Pay Attention
» Makes Careless Mistakes
» Can't Stay Focused
» Is Distracted Easily
» Appears Not to Listen When Addressed
» Gets Bored before a Task Is Completed
» Struggles to Remember Things
» Struggles to Follow Instructions

Does your child have a developmental disorder? Do you need guidance on how best to treat the situation? Contact Pediatric Neurology Associates today. We have multiple locations throughout the region and serve on staff at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa.