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David O. Childers, M.D.
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The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Division of Developmental Pediatrics brings together teams of specialists including therapists, counselors, psychologists, and physicians to work with children at risk for learning, behavioral or developmental delays.

Our teams serve children with a variety of disorders ranging from developmental delays that may be overcome with early care and treatment to lifelong conditions that maybe alleviated with ongoing support and appropriate care regimes, including:


  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Autism disorders
  • Behavior disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Global developmental delay
  • Hypotonia
  • Mental retardation
  • Learning disabilities
  • Motor disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Visual impairment (vision loss)

David O. Childers, M.D.
Chief, Division of Developmental Pediatrics; Medical Director, UF San Jose Pediatric and Adolescent Center; Medical Director, Early Steps Program

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