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 311