Child Development

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Child Development Program offers whole patient- and family-centred care within the context of development and behaviour. Child development is a discipline that looks at the emergence of skills and the acquisition of abilities, such as milestones and language and motor development, from the time of infancy into preschool years and beyond.

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Who we are

Developmental Pediatrics offers specialized evaluation of children and youth with questions about developmental skills and abilities or particular behavioural concerns including but not limited to complex developmental issues, multiple developmental delays, ADHD and Learning Disabilities, Gender Variance, psychopharmacological consultation, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The goal of assessment at the MCH is to make sure appropriate recommendations are available to the family in order to provide a continuity of care to community-based services (primary care physicians, schools, CLSCs, rehabilitation centres, etc.) to benefit the child and maximize the acquisition of developmental skills. Ultimately this approach will help each child achieve her/his maximum potential.

Primary Care Physicians in the community can access the services of Developmental Pediatrics by completing a referral through the BDB Centralized Intake Office .


Clinic location

Clinics take place at A03.3138 (North Reception).

 

Our team

Department Head

Dr. T. Emmett Francoeur, Director

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Teaching

The Child Development Program accepts fellows and teaches first to fourth year medical residents as well as students from the McGill Faculty of Medicine and other medical schools throughout Canada. Students in speech language pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, cognitive science, social work and education also take part in activities.

How to refer a patient

The Child Development program is part of Brain Development & Behavior. Referrals must be processed via the Central Intake Service.

Please follow the instructions for referral on the Central Intake webpage and send it by:

  • Fax: (514) 412-4136
  • Email: bdbci@muhc.mcgill.ca
  • Telephone: (514) 412-4496
Community resources

If you wish to benefit from services at your CLSC (such as stimulation programs, speech therapy, psycho-social support, services from a psychoeducator, etc.) while waiting for an appointment at one of our clinics, you can contact the psychosocial support desk at your local CLSC.  You do not need a doctor's referral to access these services.

If your child currently attends a CPE (Centre de la petite enfance) or a subsidized daycare, he or she may be eligible for the extra assistance within the daycare setting (“Allowance for the Integration of a Handicapped Child”). The Professional’s Report that is part of the application form needs to be completed by a clinician. The parents should give the Professional Report to the daycare administration, who should then mail the entire application to the government. Please follow this link in order to see the complete list of professionals entitled to complete the report and for further instructions on how to proceed. (* N.B., you may search the Quebec government site for instructions and the Professional`s Report Form in English (.pdf forms) but because these forms can change, we have not provided a direct link here.)

Contact us

514-412-4314 (office) / 514-412-4280 (fax)

Conditions and illnesses

Questions about an already scheduled appointment:

  • Room: A03.3138
  • Tel: 514-412-4314
  • Fax : 514-412-4280
Refer a patient 

The Child Development program is part of Brain Development & Behavior. New referrals must be processed via the Central Intake Service.

Please follow the instructions for referral on the Central Intake webpage and send it by:

  • Fax: (514) 412-4136
  • Email: bdbci@muhc.mcgill.ca