The Child Development Department at Cardon Children’s Medical Center provides information about early childhood education, child and family development, and special education.
If you have any questions about your child's development or behaviors please contact the Child Development Department and speak with a Child Development Specialist at (480) 412-4987.
Below are some topics of interest about child development:
- Audiology and hearing
- Car seat safety
- Developmental problems
- Eating and feeding
- Neuropsychology: Seizures, brain injury, stroke, ADHD
- Postpartum depression
- Rehabilitation: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding and swallowing, etc.
Audiology and hearing
In the first few years of life, hearing is a critical part of kids' social, emotional, and cognitive development. Even a mild or partial hearing loss can affect a child's ability to speak and understand language.
- Visit the Cardon Children's audiology department web page.
Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned parenting pro, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of questions.
- Learn about lactation support and services at Cardon Children's.
Car seat safety
Using a safety seat correctly makes a big difference. A child safety seat may not protect your child in a crash if it isn't used correctly and installed in the vehicle properly. Learn more about car seat safety.
The Cardon Children's Neurodevelopmental Follow Up program is for children who have spent time in the Neonatal ICU or who are facing developmental concerns. Learn more about this program.
Eating and feeding
How you feed your newborn is the first nutritional decision you make for your child.
- If your child is having severe feeding problems, consult your physician. Learn more about Cardon Children's feeding therapy services.
Reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can continue for years to come — and it's an important form of stimulation.
Babies are born with certain reflexes. If you put your finger in your baby's hand, he will probably grab on.
The job of neuropsychology is to provide a clearer picture of how well a child’s ability to learn, remember, act or process information might be affected by their medical or biological condition, and how much improvement might be expected over time. Learn more about our neuropsychology services.
Whether you're becoming a mom for the first time or the fourth, the days and weeks immediately following your baby's birth can be as overwhelming as they are joyful and exciting. Many women experience major mood shifts after childbirth, ranging from brief, mild baby blues to the longer-lasting, deeper clinical depression known as postpartum depression.
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Cardon Children's Medical Center provides therapy for children and adolescents in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding and swallowing therapy, hand therapy, aquatic therapy, voice therapy and more. Visit the rehabilitation center's web page.
Sleep — or lack of it — is probably the most-discussed aspect of baby care. New parents discover its vital importance those first few weeks and months. The quality and quantity of an infant's sleep affects the well-being of everyone in the household.