Division Highlights - Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics provides diagnosis and clinical care for infants and children who have, or who are at risk for, developmental conditions.

Our faculty see patients at the following Waisman Center clinics: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Newborn Follow-Up Clinic, Feeding Team, Down Syndrome Clinic, and the Neuromotor Development Clinic. They also see patients at the UW Health East Clinic.

Division faculty also provide education on neurodevelopmental disabilities through invited presentations, postgraduate programs at UW-Madison and rotations for second-year pediatric residents and neonatal fellows.

2016 Highlights

  • In response to ever-growing demands for patient services, we continue to have active practices in all of our clinics. In particular, volumes in the Newborn Follow-Up Clinic were up 23 percent from FY15 to FY16.

  • Division members trained a broad range of learners, including Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) trainees, medical students, occupational therapy students, physician assistant students and pediatrics residents. Neonatology fellows joined the Newborn Follow-Up Clinic as regular participants.

  • Wendy Coleman, MD, now includes pharmacy students among her trainees.

  • Christina Iyama-Kurtycz, MD, restructured the developmental-behavioral rotation for second-year pediatrics residents to better meet needs of learners and to reflect current best practices for teaching trainees. She also provided training for Wisconsin emergency department providers on the care of individuals with autism in the emergency department.

  • Janet Legare, MD, joined weekly Developmental-Genetics rounds for medical students at American Family Children’s Hospital. She also presented at the Little People of America Regional Meeting, and at the Meriter Supporting Parents in the NICU (SPIN) group.

  • Maria Stanley, MD, began serving as co-chair of the AFCH THRIVE feeding workgroup, which works to optimize care and family education for children requiring feeding tubes. She also joined the group structure and launch committee for the newly forming International Pediatric Feeding Consortium, an international group of feeding professionals.




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