Special Programs

Child Development Clinic 
We take a holistic approach to developmental and behavioral problems in toddlers, children, and adolescents. Our goal includes focusing on your children’s strengths to help them reach their highest potential.

Pediatric specialists for the Child Development Clinic provide diagnostic evaluations, second opinions, and ongoing services to help families support children that have known developmental issues for which they receive special services. In most cases, the initial consultation includes 3 visits during which both a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and a licensed clinical social worker will be involved, as well as trainees such as pediatric residents. Contact us at 212-241-6710 to learn more about the Child Development Clinic.

The EMPOWER (Enhancing, Managing, and PrOmoting WEll-being and Resiliency) Program 
This program resides within the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and focuses on the challenges of behavioral issues in children with food allergies. EMPOWER makes individual consultation, referrals and group treatment available to young patients and their families. The program is open to any patient / family who are regularly treated at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. For referrals and appointments, please call 212-241-3240 or via an e-mail: EMPOWER@mssm.edu. Learn more about EMPOWER

Developmental Screening Clinics 
In these clinics, we conduct general developmental screenings on all patients in order to determine whether more extensive evaluation and follow up is needed, such as referral to an early intervention program. This involves a range of professionals including a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, psychologist, social worker, and occupational therapist. We offer specialized developmental screening and follow-up programs for at-risk patients, including those born prematurely, those with congenital heart conditions or craniofacial abnormalities. Contact us at 212-241-6710 to find out more about developmental screening.

Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Mount Sinai Mamaroneck
The Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Mount Sinai Mamaroneck offers diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations and resources for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral disabilities including:

  • General developmental or cognitive delays
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Genetic disorders
  • Attention and learning difficulties

We focus on each child’s individual strengths and challenges to create a family-centered care plan that will ensure optimal outcomes. Clinic visits are scheduled on Wednesdays from 9am-1pm. Appointments can be made by calling 212-241-6710.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
(Wednesday mornings, FPA)
The NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic is a multidisciplinary developmental screening service available to babies that were treated in Mount Sinai’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for prematurity less than 33 weeks or significant medical complications as determined by the NICU. During NICU follow-up visits, Dr. Farrell works with a team including social work, occupational therapy, and neonatology to provide education, developmental screening, referral to Early Intervention or other subspecialties as needed, and family support.


Contact Us

Clinical Division and General Info
Tel: 212-241-2842
Fax: 212-427-4561

To schedule appointments for Dr. Farrell:
Tel: 212-241-2842

To scheduling appointments for all other doctors:
Tel: 212-241-6710

Mailing Address
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1202B
New York, NY 10029-6574