Childhood Development Disorders

KMG Psychiatry

Psychiatrists & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in San Diego, CA & National City, CA

An estimated 17% of young people aged 3-17 have a childhood developmental disorder. If you’re concerned about your child’s development, the team at KAB Medical Group Inc. in San Diego, Hollywood, and National City, California, can help. They provide expert diagnosis and a customized treatment plan to help your child build the skills they need in order to thrive. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online.

Childhood Development Disorders Q & A

What are childhood development disorders?

Children learn and develop new skills as they grow up. While every child develops in their own time, there are expected age ranges for new skills to emerge. For example, by a child’s first birthday, they can respond to simple requests and make gestures like waving “bye-bye.”

However, there are a variety of disorders that can interfere with your child’s development. 

Some of the most common developmental disorders include:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Conduct disorder
  • Learning disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Cerebral palsy


Hearing loss and vision impairment can also get in the way of your child’s development. 

What are the warning signs of a developmental disorder?

While all children develop at their own rate, some of the signs of a potential problem include:

  • Not responding to their name when called
  • Dislike of playing with others
  • Lack of facial expressions
  • Issues with using words or having simple conversations
  • Poor coordination
  • Loose or rigid limbs
  • Repetitive movement or tics


If you have any concerns about your child’s development, you should make an appointment with the team at KAB Medical Group Inc. They provide comprehensive evaluations and tests to diagnose childhood developmental disorders.

The earlier your child has a diagnosis, the better. The team provides a comprehensive treatment plan to help your child build the skills to help them thrive. The earlier a child begins therapy, the better off they’ll be in the long run.

How are childhood developmental disorders treated?

The team at KAB Medical Group Inc. provides personalized treatment plans to help children do well in their families and at school. 

In addition to prescribing medication to reduce symptoms like hyperactivity, aggression, or repetitive behaviors or tics, your provider might recommend various therapies to help your child build their skill set. This could include speech and language therapy, play therapy, and occupational therapy.

Your doctor might also recommend dietary changes, vitamins, and other supplements. Your child may also benefit from daily exercise. Your child’s therapists might also recommend games and activities to help your child practice their new skills at home.

If you have concerns about your child’s development, call KAB Medical Group Inc. today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and treatment.