The intersection between a child's development, behavior, and emotional and physical health is the province of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
Is a baby extraordinarily fussy and difficult to comfort?
Is a preschooler having "accidents" long past potty training?
Does a grade schooler have difficulty focusing and paying attention in class?
Is an infant or toddler late in reaching major developmental milestones?
Any of these issues are a valid reason for consulting with your child's pediatrician. If concerns persist, or the pediatrician advises it, a consultation by a developmental and behavioral specialist may be in order. At Stony Brook Children's Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, we assist families and primary care physicians in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of a broad range of developmental, behavioral, learning, and genetic disorders. In addition to providing clinical care and consultation, our team is actively involved in research and education, contributing significantly to local, regional, national, and international conversations addressing children's medical status, emotional health, development and behavior.
Our developmental and behavioral pediatrics team consists of two Developmental Pediatrics subspecialist and one Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. All three professionals collaborate with other specialists and subspecialists within our academic medical center to seek the best possible outcomes for each child. In addition, we work with the child's family, school and other agencies to obtain the input necessary to address each patient's unique needs and problems.
Maria Novoa Uriarte, MD
Danielle Macina, DO
Cristin Gengler, CPNP, PMHS, CPT
Advanced Pediatric Care
37 Research Way
Laurie Quaies: (631) 444-4673