This program sees children from birth to 22 years with a variety of developmental and behavioral issues including developmental language delay, school challenges including ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, behavioral problems, traumatic exposures and their impact, and more.
Our typical model of care is a 3 part consultation:
- Visit 1 is a parent/guardian only meeting to discuss the concerning history of the child/adolescent and to gather information from previous providers working with the family. This visit is typically virtual. For example: early intervention records, teacher information, prior testing, etc.
- Visit 2 is an assessment/evaluation with the child. This visit is in person. This typically occurs after we have collected any prior testing information or evaluation forms.
- Visit 3 is an appointment with the family to discuss diagnosis and recommendations.Ideally this is in person but can be changed to telemedicine if necessitated.
For appointments or more information, please call 617.414.4841.
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This web site was created to serve as a resource for families of children with neurological or developmental disorders, including epilepsy, autism, and developmental delay.
Developmental and Behavioral Clinicians
Sarah Canale, MD
Britany Weissman, MD
Comprehensive Care Program
Child Witness to Violence
Carmen Rosa Norona, LICSW, Ms. Ed., CEIS Clinical Coordinator of CWVP & Associate Director of ETTN
Stacy Normand, LICSW Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinician Lead
Sarah Hacking, LMHC Clinician
Amalia Perla, LMHC Mental Health and Intake Clinician
Natalie Heywood, MA Clinician
Rory White, LCSW Marigold Clinical Fellow
Enrolling your Child in Early Intervention: Children less than three years of age are eligible for services through Early Intervention. Please visit https://www.massfamilyties.org/ to find resources for an evaluation for your child. Parents can self refer and providers will evaluate your child in the home or at a center in your area to provide therapy.
Parent School Special Education Resource Packet: The following packet provides information for parents about the process to obtain an Individualized Education Plan for your child. Parents can provide a letter to the school requesting an evaluation if they are concerned about their child’s progress in school. Concerns can also include speech and language delays.
All Boston (and you!) Can Do For Your Child (ABCD) - English
All Boston (and you!) Can Do For Your Child (ABCD) - Spanish
All Boston (and you!) Can Do For Your Child (ABCD) - Haitian Creole
All Boston (and you!) Can Do For Your Child (ABCD) - Portuguese
Model of Care (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Breathing Exercises for Pre-K to Middle School Children
Referrals to Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at BMC
Model of Care (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Supporting Patients While Waiting for Evaluation - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Steven Parker Memorial CME 2023
Check out our weekly DBP Newsletter for more resources and information for families during COVID-19 social distancing:
Issue 1: March 25, 2020 | En Español
Issue 2: April 1, 2020 | En Español
Issue 3: April 8, 2020 | En Español
Issue 4: April 15, 2020 | En Español
Issue 5: April 22, 2020 | En Español
Issue 6: April 29, 2020 | En Español
Issue 7: May 6, 2020 | En Español
Issue 8: May 13, 2020 | En Español
Issue 9: May 20, 2020 | En Español
Issue 10: May 27, 2020 | En Español
Issue 11: June 3, 2020 | En Español
Issue 12: June 17, 2020 | En Español
Issue 13: July 1, 2020 | En Español
Issue 14: July 15, 2020 | En Español
Issue 15: July 30, 2020 | En Español
Issue 16: August 14, 2020 | En Español
Issue 17: August 28, 2020 | En Español
Issue 18: September 11, 2020 | En Español
Issue 19: September 25, 2020 | En Español
Issue 20: October 16, 2020 | En Español
Issue 21: October 30, 2020 | En Español
Issue 22: November 13, 2020 | En Español
Issue 23: November 25, 2020 | En Español
Issue 24: December 11, 2020 | En Español | Haitian Creole
Issue 25: December 20, 2020 | En Español
Issue 26: January 11, 2021 | En Español
Issue 27: January 22, 2021 | En Español
Issue 28: February 5, 2021 | En Español
Boston, MA – Boston Medical Center is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.
BOSTON – New research describes the Engagement and Access to Special Education (EASE) clinic at Boston Medical Center as a model to improve support for parents whose children require special…
Information about our current research is available via our annual research highlights:
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training program offers clinical, academic and advocacy training in the context of an urban setting. Our primary clinical training site is at Boston Medical Center, which is the largest safety net hospital in New England and has a long standing commitment to providing exceptional care without exception. Special emphasis is placed on the DBP issues families face living in the inner city.
For general information about program or application materials, please contact:
For program information, please contact:
Marilyn Augustyn, MD, Division Director & Program Director
Boston Medical Center
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
801 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
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