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Treating developmental and behavioral disorders

St. Luke’s Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics offers developmental/behavioral services to children from birth through adolescence. Led by experienced developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists, we can address various conditions using treatments that fit your child’s care plan. So whether your child has a speech delay or learning disability, St. Luke’s Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in the Lehigh Valley can deliver the care they need. 


Developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists treat children with developmental and behavioral concerns that impact daily life. Our providers offer care close to home at the St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialty Center, giving your child quality and convenience. Because at St. Luke’s, we believe that children deserve the best.

Conditions treated

The team has experience using strategies to evaluate and manage your child's developmental learning or behavioral challenges. Partnering with your child’s pediatrician and school, St. Luke’s developmental and behavioral pediatricians can treat the following–and more:

  • Younger children with developmental delays including speech, cognitive, motor or social delays with concerns for autism
  • Individuals diagnosed with autism requiring medical management
  • Infants and children who are at higher risk for developmental delays due to prematurity, foster care or other health problems
  • Developmental issues related to low tone, spasticity, cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome and other genetic differences associated with learning disabilities
  • Complex ADHD and anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Speech delay and language disorders (selective mutism, apraxia, central auditory processing disorders)
  • School support for children with learning disabilities

Experienced specialists

You’ll access a robust set of services at Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Our expert developmental and behavioral pediatricians can evaluate your child in the following areas:

  • Adaptive
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Motor
  • Social
  • Speech

Our Lehigh Valley providers use the latest techniques to help your child succeed at home and in school. So we can address your child's needs without sacrificing the personalized experience found at a regional hospital.

Family-centered care

At St. Luke’s, you and your family are members of your child’s care team. That’s why we make receiving care easy and accessible. Our comprehensive care model includes several key features:

Early intervention
We can coordinate resources for early intervention at your child’s school—setting them up for social and academic success.

Translation services
We provide translators (as needed) to ensure clear and comfortable communication.

Convenient location
We offer developmental and behavioral pediatric services at our Pediatric Specialty Center.

Available provider support
MyChart–our electronic health record portal–provides access to your child’s care team to answer your questions or address non-emergent concerns, see test results, and more.

Get started with a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric specialist

Call 484-658-KIDS (5437) to find the specialized care your child needs close to home.

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