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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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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

5/16/2018

UF Health Pediatric Weight Management Center taps into a child’s motivation in order to encourage weight loss. Children who str... [full story]

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Hudak appointed to prestigious editorship with American Academy of Pediatrics

2/20/2018

Mark Hudak, MD, a professor and chair of pediatrics and chief of neonatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine – J... [full story]

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Education, patient care and a good dose of Colombian culture

2/8/2018

Bruno Family Memorial Fund helps pediatric residents complete electives in South American country   Michael Haynes, DO, ha... [full story]

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Four UF Health faculty and staff named Health Care Heroes

11/30/2017

Three UF Health physicians and a senior administrator have been named 2017 Health Care Heroes by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The... [full story]

Upcoming Events

Dec 31

PAIP - Behavioral Boot Camp (Ongoing)

From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM