Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics

David O. Childers, M.D.
David O. Childers, M.D. Chief

The division of neurodevelopmental pediatrics in the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville brings together teams of specialists including therapists, counselors, psychologists and physicians to work with children at risk for learning, behavioral or developmental delays.

Patient Care

At UF Health Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics, 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)

Sections and Programs

Our division sponsors several sections and programs, including the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), the Early Steps Program and the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS).


The University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville is committed to fostering research by the faculty and residents.

This institution has been engaged in clinically applied research for many years and is enriched by the presence of faculty who have demonstrated excellence in performing research and in training new investigators.

For details about individual faculty research interests, please view their bios on the pediatrics faculty page.

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville division of neurodevelopmental pediatrics, please call (904) 633-0750.


Division of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
6271 St. Augustine Road, Suite 1
UF Pediatric Center - Developmental Pediatrics
Jacksonville, FL 32217