Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental pediatricians care for children or teens who may have developmental delays, disabilities, learning difficulties or behavior challenges.

Children with these issues often face problems in the school setting, at home and with peers.

The Developmental Pediatrics team at Children’s Nebraska provides comprehensive care for children with developmental, behavioral or emotional disorders. We also provide care for children at risk for developing these issues. Our team offers initial consultations for diagnostic evaluations, assessments and ongoing follow-up services for children with special health care needs.

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Our Specialist

Jonathan Castillo

Developmental Pediatrics
NICU Follow-Up Clinic

Beatrice Egboh

Behavior and Development
Developmental Pediatrics

Howard W. Needelman

Behavior and Development
Developmental Pediatrics
NICU Follow-Up Clinic

Heidi Castillo

Developmental Pediatrics

Heidi Larson

Developmental Pediatrics

Amy Patton

Developmental Pediatrics

Miranda Turnblacer

Behavior and Development
Developmental Pediatrics

What Sets Children’s Apart?

  • We offer several specialty developmental pediatric programs to support children and families, including a Down syndrome program and an autism clinic.
  • We work to connect your child and family to the resources you need across the Children’s Nebraska health network and with community resources.
  • Our multidisciplinary team collaborates to build tailored, multifaceted care plans so your child can thrive.

A Team Approach to Care

We offer specialty developmental pediatric programs to help manage your child’s developmental health condition. Our providers have extensive training and experience in caring for children with these complex conditions.


Down Syndrome Program

Children’s pediatric Down Syndrome Program aims to provide education and clinical services that improve the quality of life for children living with Down syndrome and their families.

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Multidisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic

Our multidisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic provides comprehensive behavioral assessments, genetic testing, developmental observations and speech evaluations to children suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder.

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NICU Follow-Up Program

If your infant is identified as high-risk for developmental or learning delays, you may be referred to the Developmental Pediatrics NICU Follow-Up Program at Children’s. Providers conduct assessments to determine if delays or differences exist.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental delays (language, motor, cognitive and social)
  • Down syndrome
  • Learning disabilities or delays

Begin Your Journey with Developmental Pediatrics

For Patients

Your child will need a referral from their doctor to schedule an appointment with our team. Once their provider has submitted the request, we’ll send you an informational letter and questionnaire packet.
Please return this paperwork by mail or fax to:
Cass West
Attn: Children’s Developmental Pediatrics
8552 Cass St.
Omaha NE, 68114

Fax: 402-955-4184

For questions, please call us at 402-955-3841.

For Referring Providers

The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for emergency and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).

Learn more about referring patients.


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