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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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Banked breast milk reaching more babies

9/6/2016

Seven-month-old Killian has big brown eyes and an even bigger smile. One gaze can make all of Briana McGaha’s problems melt away.... [full story]

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Kick off the season with an annual sports physical

8/26/2016

The beginning of a new school year also brings a new sports season filled with tryouts, practices and competition. Sports can play a hu... [full story]

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Rathore to serve on special board for pediatric infectious diseases

8/3/2016

Mobeen Rathore, MD, professor and associate chair of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville,... [full story]

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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]

Upcoming Events

Oct 1

The Human Race - 2016

From 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM

Oct 22
Oct 22
Nov 13
Dec 27

PAIP - Social Skills, Brick by Brick

From 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Dec 31

PAIP - Behavioral Boot Camp

From 8:00 AM until 8:30 PM