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David O. Childers, M.D.
Chief

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; Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics; Medical Director, Early Steps Program

News & Announcements

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Chinese medical delegation visits Jacksonville campus

3/3/2016

In February, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville hosted a delegation of five pediatricians and four admi... [full story]

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UF Health Pediatrics – San Jose announces extended “before work” appointments

2/1/2016

Beginning Feb. 1, 2016, UF Health Pediatrics – San Jose will begin offering extended “before work” appointment availa... [full story]

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Inclusion Matters: Access and empowerment for people of all abilities

12/3/2015

Inclusion matters. Those two words convey this year’s message for the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Dis... [full story]

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UF Health opens new pediatric practice on Jacksonville Northside

7/14/2015

On July 1, 2015, UF Health opened a new pediatric practice at the UF Health North outpatient medical complex in North Jacksonville. Le... [full story]

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