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Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The combined sections of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine share a mission of advocacy and service for children and families with special health care needs. Our clinicians specialize in diagnosis and consultative guidance to help children and families affected by developmental impairments reach their full potential. Developmental/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary group of sub-specialist physicians who serve the most severely disabled population of the state. Developmental Pediatricians and Pediatric Physiatrists are committed to improving services for the CSHCN population statewide. The section facilitates and support a variety of research and activities designed to prevent developmental diseases and promote successful treatment outcomes for the CSHCN population. This past year a close working relationship has been maintained with the Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) and associated programs that serve both children and adults with disabilities of the state. The section’s effort has resulted in a statewide evidenced based diagnostic and treatment program that supports early intervention, school based programs and has developed partnerships that crosses organizational boundaries that comprise a statewide Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities.


Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty are active in research and also participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research projects individually and collaboratively. Our section has been awarded an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) grant. ATN is jointly funded by Autism Speaks and Cure Autism now, and is a network of treatment and research centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism.

Faculty Members:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Pediatrics
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children’s Way
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
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Phone: (501) 364-1836
Fax: (501) 364-2151
Dennis Developmental Center Appointments: (501) 364-1830 or go here for more information.
Physical Medicine Appointments (501)364-4000 option 8         

Additional web links:

UAMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Program
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Habilitation Clinic, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Spasticity and Movement Disability Clinic, Spina Bifida Clinic
James L. Dennis Development Center – referring physician form
Medical Home, Arkansas
Partners for Inclusive Communities
Center for Effective Parenting
Arkansas Autism Alliance
The Pediatric Development and Behavior Homepage
American Academy of Pediatrics
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

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