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Behavioral Pediatrics

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We help children and families improve relationships, cope with life stressors, and alter environmental factors to influence well being. Our program is designed to foster mental and physical health by using an interdisciplinary approach to treat the problems of childhood and adolescence.

Consultation Services Available

A broad range of behavior problems or problems associated with medical disorders are routinely treated in our Behavioral Pediatrics Clinics, including:

  • Adjustment to medical conditions
  • Adjustment reaction disorders
  • Adjustment to chronic pain
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bedtime behavior problems
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Childhood fears and phobias
  • Conduct disorders
  • Coping with chronic ciseases
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • Food refusal and over-selectivity
  • Habit disorders/tics
  • Headaches
  • Infantile colic /excessive crying
  • Intermittent explosive disorder
  • Mealtime behavior problems
  • Mood disorder
  • Noncompliance
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • School-related problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tantrums
  • Toilet training
  • Trichotillomania

What you need to know for your appointment

Many of our patients are referred by their pediatricians, family doctor, or other pediatric specialists, although physician referrals are not required. However, such a referral may be required by your health insurance plan.

  • Questionnaires: We request that parents complete several standardized assessment questionnaires prior to their initial appointment.
  • School assistance: If the problem of concern involves the school setting, we request that school records be provided and that the primary teachers complete separate standardized assessment questionnaires.
  • Assessment: We will provide an initial behavioral assessment of the child and family at the time of the first appointment.
  • Diagnosis: From that assessment we will inform the child and parents of an initial diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Options: If we can not be of service, we will assist you in finding appropriate resources.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
Contact Us

• Appointment line: 

• Emergencies after hours: 913-588-5000

• Telemedicine consult:

Our locations are:

Kansas City
Pediatric Outpatient Clinic
Medical Office Building
3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
University of Kansas Medical Center

Prairie Village
KU Pediatrics clinic
7301 Mission Road
Suite 319 (Building A)

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic
346 Maine
Lawrence, KS