Clinical Experience

Clinical experience and skills are acquired by participation in a variety of clinics and programs throughout the medical center over the three-year period of the fellowship.

Bellevue Hospital Developmental Pediatrics Clinic and ADHD Clinic

In these clinics, a variety of developmental concerns are evaluated and managed, including delayed language development in preschoolers, ADHD, mental retardation, PDD syndromes, learning disorders and developmental aspects of children with congenital syndromes.

In this clinic, the fellow performs developmental screens and assessments, is exposed to neuro-psychological testing of patients, manages patients who take a variety of medications related to their developmental disabilities, and acts as case manager and liaison to their primary care pediatrician.

The ADHD clinic evaluates and manages school-age children with possible ADHD, and includes a multi-disciplinary team and a behavior modification program.

Bellevue Hospital Behavior Clinic

This clinic provides evaluation and treatment of children with significant behavior problems such as feeding and sleep disorders, elimination disorders, temperament problems and parent-child problems, discipline problems, oppositional defiant disorder, and school phobia, under the direction of a behavioral psychologist, and a developmental-behavioral pediatrician.

Bellevue Hospital Early Intervention Program

This program provides multidisciplinary team evaluations and treatment plans for children from birth to age three years who have suspected developmental delay.

The team includes a developmental pediatrician, child development specialists, a speech pathologist, audiologist, social worker, child neurologist, and a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist.

Bellevue Hospital School Function Clinic

This multidisciplinary team evaluates and manages children with learning problems and school failure. Members of the team include a developmental pediatrician, child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and a social worker.

The fellow also gains experience in the evaluation and management of a variety of child psychiatric disorders.

Bellevue Hospital Developmental Neurology Clinic

This clinic provides diagnostic evaluations of young children with developmental delays who have been referred for suspected neurologic illness.

NYU Faculty Practice in Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

This practice provides experience in the evaluation and management for patients with a variety of developmental disorders, including delayed language development in preschoolers, ADHD, mental retardation, PDD syndromes, learning disorders and developmental aspects of children with congenital syndromes.

NYU Faculty Practice in Genetics

This practice provides experience in the evaluation and management of children with suspected and known genetic disorders.

High Risk Newborn Follow-up

These clinics direct the medical and developmental follow-up and management of very small premature infants and other high-risk newborns from the Bellevue and Tisch Hospital high-risk nurseries.

The Children's Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases

This program provides rehabilitative evaluation and management of children with neuromuscular diseases and physical handicapping conditions, under the direction of a pediatric physiatrist.

Inpatient Consultations

Under the supervision of developmental-behavioral faculty, fellows provide consultations to the inpatient pediatric service, pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, and the newborn service, in Bellevue and Tisch Hospitals.

Additional Experience

A variety of additional experiences round out the clinical training. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Bellevue Sexual Abuse Evaluation Program, make site visits to the Rusk Preschool for Developmentally Disabled Children, spend time with a private pediatrician on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and visit community preschools and special education programs