Department of Pediatrics

Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship Curriculum


The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship includes formal didactic instruction in the biological mechanisms of behavior and development; family and social/cultural factors that contribute to children’s development and family functioning; variations in temperament and adaptive styles; cognitive disabilities; language and learning disorders; motor disabilities; attention disorders; sleep problems; elimination problems; Autism spectrum disorders; attention disorders; atypical behaviors; and research methods.

Fellows have increasing research and elective time throughout their fellowship. First year fellows are 80 percent clinical while second year fellows are 60 percent clinical and third year fellows are 40 percent clinical. Second year fellows also have the opportunity to participate in the LoneStar Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND), an interdisciplinary training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). 

Fellows are also involved in a longitudinal curriculum designed specifically for fellows (Subspecialty Fellows College).

Clinical Experiences for Fellows Include: 

Elective Clinical Experiences Include:

  • Audiology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
  • Psychiatry Clinic
  • Behavioral Psychology Clinics (enuresis, encopresis, Brief Behavioral Intervention, Feeding Disorder Clinic)
  • Child Abuse Pediatric Clinic
  • Cardiac Developmental Outcomes Program 
  • Cerebral Palsy Clinic
  • Foster Care Clinic
  • Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic
  • Sleep Center Clinic
  • Specific Genetic Clinics including: Angelman Syndrome, Smith-Magenis, Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
  • Subspecialized Neurology Clinics including: Movement Disorder/Tics, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuro-Genetics

*longitudinal experiences throughout fellowship