Clinical Services

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Faculty:

Kathleen Armstrong, Ph.D.
Heather Agazzi, Ph.D., M.S. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Jillian Childres, Ph.D.
Mary Pavan, M.D.

Pediatric Psychology Clinics:

Preschool Disruptive Behavior Clinic and School-Age Neurobehavioral Health Clinic

For appointments, please call (813) 974-2583

Clinical Services Provided:

  • Developmental and behavioral screenings and evaluations.
  • Comprehensive neurocognitive and psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Behavioral consultation, intervention and treatment.
Intervention and Treatment Options

  • Behavioral therapy; counseling
  • Behavioral parent training
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Parent-child interactive therapy (PCIT)
  • Social skills and self-management training

Referrals - Behaviors Assessed and Treated:

Preschool Clinic (1.5 to 5 years)

  • Temper tantrums, noncompliance
  • Aggression, destruction
  • Developmental delays
  • Dysfunctional sleeping/eating routines
  • Autism spectrum disorders/PDD
  • Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity
  • Difficulty adjusting to school
  • "Out-of-control" or disruptive behavior 

School-Age Clinic (6 to 12 years)

  • Academic issues
  • Noncompliance, aggression
  • Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's disorder
  • Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity
  • Difficulty interacting with peers
  • Difficulty understanding and expressing emotions
  • Anxiety, depression, other mood disorders
  • Opposition defiant behavior, conduct disorder

Program Medical Director

Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Craniofacioal Program:
Mary Pavan, MD

Growth Clinic (CMS):
Carol Lilly, MD, MPH

Shriner's Hospital Neurological Clinic:
Maria Gieron-Korthals, MD


Location and Appointments:

USF Pediatrics