Developmental Pediatrics

At OHSU Doernbecher, we're here to evaluate and address any and all of your child's developmental needs. These may be related to or include intellectual disabilities, learning, developmental or behavioral problems, or developmental delays.

Our multidisciplinary clinics include a wide array of specialists to address the various needs your child may have. We work together to provide a comprehensive, coordinated plan to help your child.

LEND Clinic

The LEND Clinic (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) is an interdisciplinary clinic involved in the evaluation of children with a variety of developmental needs. The LEND Clinic primarily evaluates school age children between the ages of six to eighteen. Children referred to the LEND Clinic often have problems related to a combination of developmental concerns including cognitive delays, academic difficulties, behavioral difficulties, social/emotional concerns, speech delays, poor motor skills, and other medical disorders. The assessment team is composed of specialists with expertise in the areas of developmental pediatrics, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, speech-language pathology, and social work. The interdisciplinary team formulates diagnoses and detailed recommendations for the patients and their families as well as their referring providers.

Neurodevelopmental Clinic

The Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center provides assessments for a broad range of children with known or suspected developmental and/or learning problems.

For Neonatal Intensive Care graduates who are at high risk for developmental challenges, we provide ongoing services through the pre-school years. We also serve patients with Rett Syndrome throughout the lifespan.

For other children with high-risk, complex needs, we provide initial interdisciplinary assessments. Comprehensive and coordinated follow-up care is available to those children and families with ongoing needs.

Our team includes developmental pediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and audiologists.

Patients have access to other services, as needed, including:

  • Special education
  • Nutrition
  • Dentistry
  • Genetics
  • Metabolics
  • Neurology
  • Neonatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthaopedics