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NMC Royal Hospital’s Child Development Department was envisioned as a response to the needs of the community.
It is based on the UK NHS model wherein each city and town has a specialized center called the CDC to deal with developmental concerns raised about children in the community.

Our Child Development department is the first out-patient clinic based on international guidlines in Abu Dhabi consisting of a multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive assessment and management of the following:

Developmental Disabilities, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

  • Attention and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Delayed Development in Speech, Language, and other skills.
  • Behavioral, and Developmental problems.
  • Learning Issues.

Our multidisciplinary team of expert health care professionals includes:

  • Developmental Paediatricians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Trained Nurses

Our Developmental Paediatric Consultant and Psychology team will evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral conditions. An initial consultation with a developmental paediatrician can take about an hour and usually requires scheduling an appointment ahead of time.

Our Child Development department is supported by comprehensive paediatric sub-specialty services in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA.


Our Paediatric sub-specialty services include:

  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Urology
  • Paediatric Asthma & Allergy
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Paediatric Oncology and Hematology
  • Paediatric Endocrinology

Common problems that require consultation with a Developmental Paediatrician?

  1. If your child is not speaking by the age of two.
  2. If your child is not making eye contact by 18 months of age.
  3. If your child is not responding to his name by 18 months of age.
  4. If you have any concerns regarding your child's development.
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