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​If your child has a developmental delay and is entering his or her teens, transitioning to an adult doctor can be a challenge. In fact, that progression from a pediatrician to adult health care can be a bit scary. The waiting rooms are not as colorful. There are no Highlights magazines to look through. And the doctors can be a bit more serious - even off-putting. All of this might be an even harder transition for a child who has developmental disabilities.

Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Beth Ellen Davis, MD, FAAP, shares some important tips for making the health care conversion from kid, to teen, to adult.

Segment 1: Mom, I’m an Adult … I’m Ready to See an Adult Doctor

 

Last Updated
8/7/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2013)
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