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A 38-year-old female asked:

How do i go about finding a developmental pediatrician for my child with some autistic spectrum issues?

5 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Depends on location: The two medical specialties with potential expertise are behavioral and developmental pediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry. For young children, most interventions are done by psychologists, behavioral specialists, and educators. Physicians tend to be more involved with older children related to behavioral issues. Check the autism society website for local referrals or local parents.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ask: Ask your pediatrician. If not check with the nearest children's hospital , their child development unit.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Kennedy Institute: I would call the kennedy-krieger institute in baltimore and ask if they might have a referral source guide for various regions of the country, which they would endorse as being reliable.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
SDBP.org: One way is to go to the society for developmental/behavioral pediatrics website. Another is to call your county and state medical associations or the nh board of medical examiners. Since you'll most likely need a referral from your child's pediatrician, ask him/her.Local parent advocacy groups usually know, as do school districts. Child psyciatrists also diagnose and manage children with asd's.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Provided original answer
oops...typo! child psychiatrists.
Oct 5, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Provided original answer
oops...typo! child psychiatrists.
Oct 5, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Provided original answer
Looks like the list for parents is under revision. i found Dr McGhee in Manchester and another DBPede in Lebanon associated with Darmouth.
Oct 5, 2012
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Speak to your pediat: First stop is ask your pediatrician for a referral

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