Welcome to dbpeds.org! This site, sponsored by the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP), is aimed at professionals interested in child development and behavior, especially in the clinical setting.

A special thank you to Hank Shapiro, MD and Frances Page Glascoe, PhD for their dedication to bringing the initial dbpeds.org site to life! We’d also like to acknowledge The Commonwealth Fund for their support of the initial site and the transition to the new design.

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Explore the pages to learn about practice management resources; upcoming educational events; relevant policy statements; links to


more information on developmental issues; and much, much more. Please bookmark this page and visit us often to stay up to date on developmental and behavioral resources and events.

Much of our content is available for public viewing, however, the focus is targeted toward professionals in practice. We are not able to provide direct clinical care or advice to patients or parents.

Let us know what you think about the new site. Send any comments or questions by using the instructions provided in Contact Us.

Nathan J Blum , MD
Chair, AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The SODBP was founded in 1960 for members primarily interested in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Membership in the Section is open to all Fellows, Residents, International Members and Affiliates who are actively involved in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and who are


interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section. To learn more about the Section and how to join, go to About Us.

SODBP Discussion Board

The SODBP Discussion Board is back! Connect with SODBP members on questions and discussions related to ADHD, developmental delays, screening, and more. Click here to access this new feature.

Spring 2014 Newsletter New

Read the Spring 2014 edition of the Developmental and Behavioral News which includes articles on clinical notes, highlights on advocacy, international collaborations, and much more.

2014 SODBP Award Recipients

The SODBP is pleased to announce the 2014 C. Anderson Aldrich Award and Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award recipients: Randi J. Hagerman, MD, FAAP and Suzanne D. Dixon, MD, MPH. Click here for more information.

2014 SODBP Activities at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE)

The SODBP Program will take place on Sunday, October 12 and has 2 foci: 1) Pediatric Response to Disasters and 2) Best Practices for Addressing Developmental and Behavioral Issues in the School Setting: Perspectives from China and the US. Click here to view the agenda.
There are many other SODBP sponsored sessions throughout the NCE. Click here for a comprehensive listing of all SODBP sponsored sessions.

AAP Digital Navigator New

The AAP Digital Navigator guides practices through practice transformation into the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Care. Learn more here.

2014 DB:PREP

The 2014 DB:PREP Course was held earlier this year. DB:PREP is a comprehensive review of the developmental-behavioral pediatric medicine for both the pediatric subspecialist and the primary care physician. Course Materials available soon.

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FASD Toolkit

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit was developed to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions.

Neuromotor Screening Activities