Referral Criteria: Clients with suspected or confirmed global developmental delay, suspected neurological disorders, skeletal dysplasia/disorders, metabolic, mitochondrial disorders with neurological impairments and genetic syndromes associated with global delay who require assessment and consultation with a Developmental Paediatrician . Clients in the Developmental Consultation clinic will be assessed and where possible discharged back to the referring physician with a plan of care. A visit to a community Paediatrician is recommended as the first step for assessment. Complex clients requiring medication oversight may be followed in the Developmental Consultation Clinic. For children with suspected Autism without a concurrent developmental concern, please refer to the ASD Diagnostic Clinic.
Who Can Refer: Physician or Nurse Practitioner (Please include OHIP billing information and all relevant supporting documents)
Who is part of the team: Developmental Paediatrician, Paediatric Nurse
What to expect during the visit: Please plan for 90 minutes for your first appointment when you bring your child to ErinoakKids.
What to bring to the appointment:
How can I prepare my child prior to the visit: Your child may be asked to complete a series of cognitive tasks in order to assess their learning. They may also be observed playing with provided toys. The doctor will also complete a physical assessment including measurements for growth.