Clinical Services
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

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
  • Location and Appointments:

    USF Pediatrics
    Children's Medical Services
    13101 N. Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33612
    Tel: (813) 974-2583

    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