Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Driscoll's Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Program provides a vast assortment of medical diagnostic services for infants, children, and adolescents who have been referred for suspected developmental and/or learning problems. This also includes those at risk because of problems associated with birth. These Driscoll patients are evaluated by a developmental pediatrician as well as other disciplines such as developmental psychology, social work, speech/language pathology and physical/occupational therapy as appropriate.

We evaluate new patient for school problems (learning disorders, ADHD, mental impairment), disruptive behaviors(ADHD, ODD, CD, IED), developmental problems (PDD, Autism, genetic syndromes), speech and language problems, mood disorders (depression, dysthymia, BPD), Affective disorders (PTSD, anxiety,etc.), Foster care and child abuse.

Outpatient Developmental Behavioral Clinic specializes in common behavioral problems of children and adolescents including services in the following areas:

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

  • parenting difficulties and anger management
  • aggressive/impulsive/acting out behaviors
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-morbidities
  • School related problems & learning disorders
  • Pain disorders (ex. headache, stomachache, fatigue)
  • Sleep disorders (delayed onset, awakening)
  • Disorders of eating
  • Elimination disorders (bedwetting, constipation, & soiling)
  • Anxiety and Mood disorders ( including tic disorders)

Developmental Disorders

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Mental Handicaps
  • Impulse control disorders

Psychological Testing

  • Cognitive (IQ)
  • Academic
  • Personality/emotional functioning
  • Developmental functioning
  • Language development
  • Neuropsychological
  • Memory functioning

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Developmental & Behavioral Clinic

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5650, (361) 694-5651
or (361) 694-5000 (operator)
Fax: (361) 694-4257

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Healthcare Professionals


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