Developmental Progress Clinic

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Welcome to the Developmental Progress Clinic
Online Resource Center

wpe3.jpg (4697 bytes) The DPC has been in existence for over twenty years, providing direct clinical services to the graduates of the Emory Regional Perinatal Center’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at highest medical risk for developing long-term disabilities.  The criteria for follow-up by this program include very low birth weight (<1500 grams / 3 lbs.), known neurological impairment at birth, and other serious medical conditions with which developmental delays are associated.   Children are followed from hospital discharge through five years of age.

Our follow-up team consists of members from each of the following:  physicians (pediatricians, neonatologists), pediatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, nurses, and nutritionists. The team is funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.  Members of the team are employees of Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, both participants in the Emory Regional Perinatal Center.  Pediatric physical and occupational therapists at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta also participate on our team.

Medical Disclaimer:  This resource guide in no way constitutes an endorsement, recommendation, guarantee or warranty of the usefulness, appropriateness, safety or efficacy, in general or in the case of any particular child or individual, for any intervention, therapy, treatment, or resource contained in this resource site.  This site is never to be used to replace the patient/primary health care provider relationship.  We hope it will be helpful to people for understanding the issues and gaining insights into what questions to ask.