Special Programs

The Mount Sinai Health System offers several developmental pediatrics programs.

  • The Child Development Clinic takes a holistic approach to developmental and behavioral problems in toddlers, children, and adolescents. We focus on your children’s strengths to help them reach their highest potential. Our pediatric specialists provide diagnostic evaluations, second opinions, and ongoing services to help our families support their children. We usually meet with you at least three times and both a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and a licensed clinical social worker are 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 is part of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and focuses on the challenges of behavioral issues in children with food allergies. EMPOWER provides individual consultation, referrals, and group treatment to young patients and their families. The program is open to any patient and family that is receiving treatment at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. For referrals and appointments, please call 212-241-3240 or email
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Developmental Follow-Up Clinic is a multidisciplinary developmental screening service for babies who have been treated in Mount Sinai’s neonatal intensive care unit for having been born prematurely (less than 33 weeks) or with significant complications. We hold the clinic every Wednesday. Caroline Martinez, MD, works with a team including social workers, occupational therapists, and neonatologists to provide education, developmental screening, referral to early intervention or other subspecialties, and family support.
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Program at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens.