The Center for Child Development serves children affected by developmental and learning differences and their families. Early intervention is important. We are committed to providing you and your child with 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 15 institutions in the U.S. to form the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The ATN is a network of elite centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism by offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care, and counseling.
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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