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The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
(DDBP)’s vision is to be the leader in improving health, quality of life, and
outcomes in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities through:
The division maintains long-standing programs
focusing on interdisciplinary leadership training and impacting outcomes of
individuals with disabilities through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Development Program funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Cincinnati Children’s University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities funded through Association of University Centers on Disabilities. The division is also part of two networks within the United States, the Autism Treatment Network (Autism Speaks) and the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (Maternal and Child Health Research Program) , a
network of 12 academic developmental and behavioral programs funded to
establish a multi-center scientific and clinical research network that will
promoting coordinated research activities for children with developmental
Investigators in the division are currently focusing
research efforts on adapting a web-based bullying curriculum for children and
adolescents with high functioning autism, shared decision making for medication
management in children with autism spectrum disorders, early intensive
behavioral interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorder,
developing and improving chronic care models for children with autism spectrum
disorders, developing social skills and independent skills training for
adolescents with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, behavioral
interventions for sleep in children with Down Syndrome, developmental needs of
children in foster care, transition needs of adolescents with special
healthcare needs, and determinants of social functioning in children who are
Deaf/hard of hearing.
Our investigators collaborate with a number of divisions in
the institution including Adolescent and Transition Medicine, the James M Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Communications
Sciences Research Center, Ear and Hearing Center, General and Community Pediatrics, Human Genetics, the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Neurology,
Our specialized programs and clinics serve children from infancy to young adulthood to address a vast spectrum of developmental and behavioral disorders.
The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship Program is a three-year training program, directed by Karen Mason, MD.
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