We partner with families to improve the lives of children and teens facing developmental and behavioral challenges. Early intervention is important. We are committed to providing accurate early diagnosis and individual treatment options. Multiple specialists, all here at Children's Hospital, meet with your child to get a complete picture of problems and possible solutions. Several of our developmental specialty clinics also offer ongoing support and education for families.
A Visit to The Center for Child Development
Follow along as we show you and your child what to expect during a typical first visit.
Why choose us
Vanderbilt has been designated as one of only 14 institutions in the U.S. to form the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The ATN is a network of elite centers dedicated to improving care for children and adolescents with autism through comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care, and counseling. Vanderbilt is also one of 10 sites across the country funded by the CDC to form the Autism and Development Disabilities Monitoring Network.
We provide a wide range of clinics and programs for conditions including:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Down syndrome
- Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
- Developmental delay
- Cognitive impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Learning and behavioral issues
- Attachment impairments
- Spasticity or hypertonia
- School difficulties
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
The mission of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We are dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
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