Patient Care

Deliver care that is compassionate, comprehensive, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Specific objectives related to this competency are as follows:

Accurately assess children with the developmental and behavioral disorders outlined in the RRC program requirements and included in the bulleted list below.

Manage children with developmental and behavioral problems using counseling, therapy, psychopharmacology, education, and other modalities as appropriate.

Provide family-centered and culturally competent care.

Make appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community resources to assist in the assessment and management of developmental and behavioral disorders. 

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Atypical behaviors, e.g., tic disorders, self-injurious behavior, repetitive behaviors
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Child abuse and neglect, e.g., physical, sexual, factitious
  • Cognitive/adaptive disabilities
  • Developmental and behavioral aspects of chronic conditions, e.g., perinatal conditions, chromosomal/genetic disorders, metabolic, neurologic, sensory, endocrine, cardiac disorders
  • Elimination disorders, e.g., encopresis, enuresis
  • Externalizing conditions, e.g., aggressive behavior, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder
  • Feeding/eating problems, e.g., obesity, failure to thrive, anorexia, bulimia
  • Internalizing conditions, e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, suicidal behavior
  • Language and learning disorders
  • Motor disabilities and multiple handicaps, e.g., cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, dystrophies
  • Sexuality, e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity
  • Sleep problems
  • Somatoform disorders and pain
  • Substance use/abuse, e.g., tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs