Welcome to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental-Behavioral and Rehabilitative Pediatrics. Our clinical, educational, advocacy and research activities are integrated into the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and in consultation with Arkansas’ Department of Human Services. Since ACH is the sole pediatric tertiary, quaternary and specialty care center in Arkansas and segments of the surrounding states, we serve a large, diverse population.
As part of our commitment to comprehensive pediatric care, we have assembled an outstanding faculty with expertise in all areas of pediatric medicine. Our faculty, fellows and staff are committed to enhancing the health of all children through excellence in clinical services, education, research, and service.
Our mission is to provide state of the art care, education and research for children and families at-risk for or having Special Health Care Needs. This group of children and families includes those with motor, communication, social and behavioral challenges. The goal for each child and their caregivers is to aid them toward self-determination and functional independence. Our core values of integrity, respect, teamwork, creativity and excellence are central to our approach in accomplishing our mission.
On behalf of our faculty, fellows, staff and partners at ACH, ACHRI and AR DHS, I invite you to experience for yourself the components and programs of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral & Rehabilitative Pediatrics. Join us and make a difference for children.
Eldon G. Schulz, M.D., FAAP
Rockefeller Professor & Endowed Chair for Children with Special Needs,
Section Chief, Developmental-Behavioral & Rehabilitative Pediatrics,
Medical Director, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Rehabilitative Services,
Medical Director, Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Services
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The combined sections of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine share a mission of advocacy and service for children and families with special health care needs. Our clinicians specialize in diagnosis and consultative guidance to help children and families affected by developmental impairments reach their full potential. Developmental/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary group of sub-specialist physicians who serve the most severely disabled population of the state. Developmental Pediatricians and Pediatric Physiatrists are committed to improving services for the CSHCN population statewide. The section facilitates and support a variety of research and activities designed to prevent developmental diseases and promote successful treatment outcomes for the CSHCN population. This past year a close working relationship has been maintained with the Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) and associated programs that serve both children and adults with disabilities of the state. The section’s effort has resulted in a statewide evidenced based diagnostic and treatment program that supports early intervention, school based programs and has developed partnerships that crosses organizational boundaries that comprise a statewide Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities.
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty are active in research and also participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research projects individually and collaboratively. Our section has been awarded an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) grant. ATN is jointly funded by Autism Speaks and Cure Autism now, and is a network of treatment and research centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism.
- Edmond W. Ashcraft, MD
- Jaimie M. Flor, MD
- Jill J. Fussell,MD
- Laura Hobart-Porter, MD
- Maya L. Lopez, MD
- Stepan B. Melnyk, MD
- Patricia Parmley, MD (Conway)
- Tyra M. Reid, MD
- Eldon G. Schulz, MD
- Angela Lea Scott, MD, PhD
- Vikki A. Stefans, MD
- Esther H. Tompkins, MD
- Paulette Wy, MD
Dennis Developmental Center Appointments: (501) 364-1830 or go here for more information.
Additional web links:
- UAMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Arkansas Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Program
- Arkansas Children’s Hospital Spina Bifida Clinic
- James L. Dennis Development Center – referring physician form
- Medical Home, Arkansas
- Partners for Inclusive Communities
- KIDS FIRST (site under development)
- Center for Effective Parenting
- The Pediatric Development and Behavior Homepage
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Association of Academic Physiatrists
- American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine