Developmental
Clinic

Expert Care for Infants and Toddlers

Children who experienced complications at birth need special care in order to thrive. The pediatric specialists at ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic evaluate children to help them grow and develop to the best of their abilities. Our pediatric specialists are experts in caring for infants born too early, who had complications at birth, and other children with various medical conditions or developmental concerns. Services include screenings, assessments, interventions, and referrals as needed.

Why choose ChildServe?

Comprehensive Assessment

ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic offers a comprehensive assessment for children and infants, meaning that we can identify a wide variety of medical needs.

Specialists with Experience

The Developmental Clinic team at ChildServe is an interdisciplinary team of specialists with experience and expertise in caring for infants and young children.

Convenience

For the convenience of the children and families we serve, ChildServe offers many pediatric experts and services under one roof.

Partner with Parents

We partner with parents to provide education and support regarding their child’s condition.

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Who We Serve

The Developmental Clinic monitors the growth and development of NICU graduates and young children with developmental concerns. These children may have been born too early or small and may have congenital anomalies or complex medical needs including the following conditions:

Low birth weight and prematurity

Breathing difficulties at birth or chronic lung disease

Neurological complications

Congenital heart disease

Genetic, endocrine, or metabolic disorders

Gastro-intestinal disorders

Congenital orthopedic problems

Certain difficulties during the birth process

Our Approach

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We Know Kids

Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the developmental needs of children and young adults. The pediatric experts in our Developmental Clinic have specialized knowledge and skills to assess and support infants and children with developmental concerns. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids comfortable, safe, and inspired.

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Expert Assessments

ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic offers physical examination by a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, and Physical Therapist, and provides developmental assessments such as the ASQ, MCHAT, and Brigance. Our care team will interact with your baby and ask questions to make sure your baby is meeting milestones according to their adjusted age. The team will assess your baby’s developmental progress including milestones, muscle strength, physical growth, nutrition, the ability to listen and talk, and the ability to interact with others or recognize their name

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We Care about Families

After assessments are completed, our pediatric team provides support and education for parents regarding the physical, emotional, and nutritional needs that are special to each child. We provide referrals to families depending on their child’s need, and continue meeting with parents as children develop. Follow-up visits occur at different intervals depending on your child’s progress, typically at age 4 months, 9 months, 18 months, and 30 months of age.

Hattie’s Story

When Hattie was born, she could fit in the palms of your hands. After 18 weeks in the NICU, Hattie and her parents were referred to ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic to help monitor her progress and educate her parents on her physical, emotional and nutritional needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is this service offered?

The Developmental Clinic is offered at ChildServe in Johnston.

What kinds of specialists work at the ChildServe Developmental Clinic?
  • Pediatric Physical Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Physiatrist
How do I get started?

To make a referral or request information, call our Developmental Clinic Operations Coordinator at 515-251-5555, or use our contact form below.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Johnston

5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131

(515) 727-8750

If you would like to make a referral, or if you have additional questions, please use the contact form below.

ChildServe Center - Johnston

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of over 4,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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