Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Expert Witness

A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics expert witness is a Pediatrician who testifies on growth, development, and behavioral issues of infants and children. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is a field of medicine whose physicians care for infants, children, and adolescents with developmental or behavioral conditions of myriad etiologies. They also evaluate and monitor the progress of children who are at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders based on certain biological and social factors. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians undertake a full residency in Pediatrics and then complete a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Successful candidates may then become board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with subspecialty certification in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. An experienced Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics expert witness will always have this certification.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including medical clinics, hospitals, and schools. Conditions commonly evaluated by Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia and other school-related learning disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tic disorders (e.g. Tourette syndrome)
  • Feeding problems, sleep disorders, and enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Spinal bifida
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Mental retardation
  • Visual or hearing impairments
  • Developmental delays including delayed speech and motor skills

Given the specialized issues in child development and behavior, a Board-Certified Developmental Pediatrician or Behavioral Pediatrician from a major university medical center is invaluable for challenging engagements. To secure a hand-selected Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.or Behavioral Pediatrician expert 

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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