Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG meets annually at the PAS meetings and addresses important issues in the field. Each year the SIG has presenters on topics ranging from cutting edge research to pragmatic changes in everyday practice to promote optimal child development. The SIG has a membership of primary care providers as well as board certified developmental - behavioral pediatricians.
The SIG has no current projects. Interests over the past few years have involved re-thinking well child care and primary care approaches to reducing disruptive behavior and promoting healthy development.
The SIG was at the PAS Meeting in Baltimore May 2-5,2009.
The 2008 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG featured a presentation by Regina Gargis, Andrea Hart and Betsy Johnson of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. They spoke on promoting social competence and cooperation in toddlers with disruptive behaviors. Their session focused on therapeutic ways to empower parents to develop stronger child-parent relationships.
Links to other organizations
- AAP Section on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
- Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Current SIG Chair:
Diane Langkamp, MD, MPH
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 543-8952