Pediatric Neurodevelopment

The purpose of Woman's Pediatric Neurodevelopment Clinic is to monitor the development of low-birth-weight and other high-risk newborns so we can identify developmental problems early so that these babies get the resources they need. The clinic screens for a range of developmental delays including motor disorders, language delays, and cognitive delays.

We routinely follow babies with the following conditions:

  • Born prematurely and weighing less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces (1500 grams) at birth
  • Known or suspected brain problems such as: malformations of the brain, bleeding in the brain, neonatal stroke and brain injury
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Had seizures
  • Have meningitis (infection around the brain) or other brain infections
  • Severely underweight at birth, even if they were born at term
  • Have been on heart-lung bypass (for complex heart surgery or ECMO)
  • Very high jaundice levels requiring exchange transfusion 

Woman's Pediatric Neurodevelopment Clinic is held most Fridays. NOTE: Some insurance programs require that a pediatrician refer the baby to the clinic.

Physician Office Building, Suite 515

  • Appointments available from noon-4:30 PM
  • For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 225-924-8550 or 1-800-256-3433