Kids Should Feel Whole Inside and Out
If you’re a parent whose child has behavioral disorders, pervasive developmental disorders or developmental delays, you’ll find the support you need – and the help your loved one deserves – at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children. Our Childhood Development Program brings together leading specialists from across the medical field who will work with you to develop an integrated plan of care aimed at helping your child blossom physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Through Compassionate Care
- Behavioral Disorders
- Early Help for Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Fast Help for Development Delays
Medical Director: Emily Forrest, MD
Emily Forrest, MD, is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician who specializes in the treatment of children with developmental delays, ADHD, autism, anxiety and learning disabilities. She also performs developmental evaluations of premature babies and is a leading provider of care for these special patients at AdventHealth for Children.
Meet Our Team
For Our Most Special Patients
Whether your child is being evaluated for a behavioral disorder or for a developmental delay or disability, your family will experience a complete continuum of care as you move from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment planning and follow-up care. Superior outcomes are our specialty, so you can be confident that your child is the right hands to get the right start on life.
Conditions We Treat
- Anxiety Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents
- Depression and Mild Mood Disorders
- Developmental Delays in Speech, Cognition and Physical Ability
- Developmental Delays Associated With Prematurity
- Learning Difficulties
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Selective Mutism
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Formerly known as Center For Child Development