About Our Service
The Gerber Center for Infant Development and Nutrition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is committed to providing support to families and promoting the growth and development of infants and toddlers affected by developmental delays.
Our primary focus is on children from birth to age three, and our goals are to:• Provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment programs
• Advocate for patients and families
• Educate patients, families, residents, medical students and medical staff
• Promote each child's maximum growth and development
Our team of neurodevelopmental pediatric specialists will work with you within one or more of our dedicated areas of neurodevelopmental practice.
Features of Neurodevelopment Pediatrics
We hold monthly multidisciplinary development assessment clinics to provide follow-up care for infants who were under 30 weeks gestation, weighed less than 1500 grams at birth, were diagnosed with HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy/body cooling protocol) and who were admitted to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Infant Progress Clinic
Our infant progress clinic provides screening services for children who were previously cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and children who meet specific criteria that place them at risk for developmental delay.
Our intensive feeding program offers comprehensive evaluation and management of swallowing and feeding disorders. We offer treatment programs both in and out of the hospital for children with significant feeding refusal.
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics Clinic
This clinic helps children with health challenges such as prematurity, developmental delays or nutrition problems by offering evaluation and treatment recommendations from our specialists.