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A 35-year-old female asked:

What are the adventages, if any, for bringing in a developmental-behavioral pediatrician specialist into a child's iep team?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eleanor Host
31 years experience
Great idea: It would really help in identifying if there are any other areas that can help the child succeed. This is not my specialty but I have relied on those skilled pediatricians in helping with difficult cases.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
I've gone to a few, but the parents paid out-of-pocket. Insurances balk at paying for this type of medical case-management.
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Advocate: A developmental- behavioral pediatrician can be another advocate for your child's iep. This doctor can test your child's development, behavior, and learning needs beyond what your pediatrician can do.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Answer questions: Adding a developmental pediatrician to the team may help answer questions or clarify why your child is having difficulty.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2020

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