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Canadian Paediatric Society

Developmental Paediatrics


Founded in 1987, the Developmental Paediatrics Section is a network of professionals interested in the care of children with behavioral or developmental disorders. Members include specialists in developmental paediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities, general paediatricians, paediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals. Our shared goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of the needs children with developmental disorders in the contexts of family and community.

Developmental paediatricians provide specialized care for children and youth with a wide range of developmental disorders. These disorders may include cognitive or learning disabilities, global developmental delays, autism, motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, language disorders, hearing or visual impairments, and behavioral disorders.  Developmental paediatricians provide consultation and work closely with others in a child’s or youth’s “circle of care,” integrating information from other specialists and allied health team members. They advocate for optimizing child and youth abilities within the family, their school or daycare, culture and community.

Section fee: $33

Section bylaws

Awards and grants

Links and resources

Section Executive

President, Nancy Lanphear
Past President, Anne Kawamura
Member at Large, Angie Ip
Member at Large, Elizabeth Mickelson
Member at Large, Melanie Penner
Member at Large, Mohammad Zubairi
Liaison, Resident Section, Sabrina Eliason

Last updated: Sep 21 2018