Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly asked questions about visits with our Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics team, please see below. 

You will receive a call or MyChart message from our team stating your questionnaire was received. If you have not received a confirmation within two weeks, please call our office at 312.227.6720.

No, Lurie Children's DBP does not provide ongoing therapy services. Your DBP provider will help you understand the reason for your child’s delays, provide possible diagnoses, and identify therapies to help your child. You will be provided with referrals/scripts for the therapies recommended. Once you have a referral/script, you can then look for a therapy provider in your insurance network. 

Please allow time for unexpected delays such as traffic, parking, lines at check-in, etc. We require you to be checked-in at our clinic reception desk 15 minutes prior to your appointment.  

Initial visits are typically 120 minutes 

Please call 312.227.6720 to reschedule at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled appointment.  

Please call 877.924.8200 for assistance with billing/insurance questions 

We ask that at least one parent/guardian accompany the child to the visit, as this individual is likely able to give the most detailed history. Please do not bring siblings or other children, as this can create distractions during your child’s evaluation.  

While your regular pediatrician has generalized knowledge of child development, a developmental pediatrician has additional subspecialty training and expertise in identifying and managing disorders of development, learning, and behavior. 

Yes. Your child will continue to follow up with their general pediatrician for routine preventative case, vaccines, sick visits, etc. Your developmental provider does not replace your regular pediatrician.