Bon Secours Developmental and Special Needs Pediatrics
5855 Bremo Road
MOB North, Suite 703
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Get Directions Tel: 804-287-7463
Fax: 804-287-7722

The purpose of Bon Secours Developmental and Special Needs Pediatrics is to provide comprehensive evaluations and management to children with developmental concerns and disabilities, as well as to provide primary care and care coordination to medically complex children.

Using a team-based approach including pediatric specialists, therapists and local community resources, it is our goal to provide family-centered, interdisciplinary care to children with a wide variety of special needs from birth, through adolescence into early adulthood. We have three clinics that work together to meet the needs of our patients:

  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Special Needs Pediatrics
  • Developmental Assessment Clinic

Developmental Pediatrics

In this clinic, a developmental pediatrician works alongside families, assimilating input from schools, therapists, and community resources, to provide comprehensive evaluations, ongoing monitoring and management of children with a wide variety of developmental conditions. Some common reasons for referral include:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental delays
  • Down syndrome
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Communication/speech/language delays
  • Learning disorders
  • Concussion, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Mood disorders
  • Motor delays

Special Needs Pediatrics

In Special Needs Pediatrics, the patient will be cared for by a pediatrician who has more than twenty years of pediatric experience in emergency, private practice and in-patient settings. Collaboration will occur with the patient’s family, specialty doctors and social/academic systems. Criteria for patients to be seen in Special Needs Pediatrics include, but is not limited to, any of the conditions listed below.

  • Disability/delay (cognitive, speech, gross/fine motor)
  • Physical disability (cerebral palsy, arthritis)
  • Dependency on medications or special diet for normal function
  • Dependency on medical technology (feeding tubes, tracheostomy)
  • Frequent medical care beyond the recommended preventive care of a child of comparable age
  • Need for ongoing medical treatment at home

Developmental Assessment Clinic

This clinic evaluates children from birth to 2 years of age who are at high risk for developmental conditions. Using a team of therapists and a pediatric physician, we offer assessment and monitoring of children’s growth and developmental progress. If there are any concerns about your child’s development, the DAC team will recommend further evaluation and appropriate therapy to your pediatrician. Criteria for patients to be seen in the DAC are listed below.

  • Prematurity
  • NICU admission
  • Multiple gestations
  • Intrauterine substance exposure
  • Prolonged hospital stay
  • Delay in milestones