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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) evaluates infants, toddlers, and children 7 months to 5 years of age with a variety of developmental and behavioral concerns:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communication delays
  • Developmental delays
  • Speech and language delays
  • Social difficulties
  • Growth and nutrition problems

We see patients at the University Campus in Worcester. Referral and intake forms are available below. You can complete them as indicated and mail them to:

Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Suite S4-301
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

You can call us at 774-442-3028 or fax to 774-455-4229.

Growth and Nutrition Clinic

For children birth to 6 years old who are losing weight, have a very slow weight gain or are failing to thrive. This is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes child psychology, pediatric nutrition, social work, nurse case manager, and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

Growth and Nutrition Intake Form.

Developmental and Behavioral Clinics

Zero-to-Three Program – We provide diagnostic evaluations for children birth to 36 months of age with concerns of:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – in addition to clinical evaluations, our team accepts referrals (RITA-T) 
  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental delays, including language, motor, cognitive and global developmental delays
  • Developmental delays, related to genetic syndromes

Three-to-Five Program – We provide diagnostic evaluations for children 37 months of age to 5 years of age with concerns of:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral problems (e.g., aggression, hyperactivity) probably secondary to Developmental delays and/or Autism
  • Developmental delays: language, motor, cognitive and global developmental delays
  • Difficulties with social interactions
  • Developmental delays, related to genetic syndromes.


We are not currently accepting school-age patients. Please see below a list of available resources and proactive steps you can take.

  • Request a school evaluation (education, psychology, speech and occupational therapy) for learning and educational concerns.
  • Request referrals for additional speech and occupational therapy services through your insurance for private speech and occupational therapy
  • Request referrals to neuropsychology for testing for cognitive, ADHD, and processing concerns. Some groups offer autism evaluations in older children as well.
  • If there are anxiety issues or mental health concerns for children older than 10 years of age, request a referral to psychiatry or MCPAP if an urgent medication consultation is needed.
  • If you have behavioral concerns about your school-age child (6 to 18 years old), request an assessment for ADHD and use suggested referrals above. You can also request a referral for counseling in your area.

See our full list of resources.


Additional Information

DBP Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about DBP Referrals and Process

General Intake Form

RITA-T Intake Form

Telephone: 774-442-3028

UMass Memorial Medical Center
University Campus - Benedict Building
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655