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Diagnosis & Treatment


  • Adaptive functioning testing
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the gold-standard instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism
  • Early intervention core evaluations for children suspected of having a developmental delay
  • Genetic testing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Psychological testing
  • Specialty health care evaluations for children with complex developmental disabilities


With the developmental and behavioral pediatrics expertise at BBCH, you have access to the latest, most comprehensive treatment resources and interventions, including:

  • Prenatal consultations for parents who have received a diagnosis of developmental issues before their child’s birth
  • Genetic counseling
  • Outpatient follow-up of extremely premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Parent education and training in strategies to manage their child’s developmental and/or behavioral issues
  • Cognitive-behavioral and family therapies
  • Helping children to develop self-monitoring/self-management strategies
  • Developing motivation and consequence systems/programs to help modify behavior
  • Medication management
  • Potty University, an outpatient program for children with enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Referral to appropriate specialty treatment services within The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and/or the community
  • Regular consultations with a child’s pediatrician and other healthcare providers