The DeLoache Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of the Greenville Health System (GHS) is a three-year ACGME accredited training program that offers a wide range of training, research and community outreach opportunities. First-year fellows also participate in the South Carolina LEND (Leadership Education in Autism and Related Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership. The Fellowship program is part of the dynamic and rapidly expanding Children’s Hospital in a vibrant community where faculty are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and experience as well as developing innovative programs.
Our fellows work closely with the six board certified developmental-behavioral pediatricians and six doctoral-level psychologists on the faculty. Our clinical staff also includes six developmental pediatric nurse practitioners and three social workers. Fellows participate in multispecialty clinics including the Neuro-Developmental-Genetics Clinic and a Neuro-motor disorders and Tone Clinic.
- Genetics (with the Greenwood Genetics Center)
- Pediatric Neurology
- Opportunities for other elective rotations
- Learning opportunities with Pediatric Sleep Medicine
- Others among the many subspecialty divisions of the Children’s Hospital:
- Pediatric Rheumatology
The division receives over 2,000 new referrals each year for the evaluation of children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns and fellows are assured of the opportunity to manage a variety of complex and challenging patients with an active NICU and Drug Exposed Babies Follow Up Clinic.
Evaluate and Management
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Challenges associated with genetic disorders
- Other conditions affecting neurodevelopment
We have a comprehensive interdisciplinary program for autism diagnosis and work closely with community agencies providing therapeutic and behavioral services and family support.
The Fellowship is designed to provide increasing levels of clinical responsibility, beginning with a focus on infants, toddlers and preschool children in the first year and advancing to school-age children and adolescents in the second year. The fellows spend clinical time during the first year at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS), a unique co-location of agencies serving preschool-aged children. This allows close interaction with the local school district, early intervention agencies and a family mentoring program.
- Promoting healthy child development
- Early identification
- Intervention for children with developmental problems
We are at the forefront of the national replication of the Help Me Grow system for early identification of developmental and behavioral concerns and linkage of children and families to appropriate community-based resources. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with community agencies and strengthen their advocacy skills through interaction with the GHS Children’s Hospital Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy and with the Institute for Child Success, which is a research and policy think tank focused on child development and school readiness.
Thus, in addition to the appeal of Greenville, with its scenic attractions, mild climate and positive lifestyle, the Fellowship provides a well-rounded and flexible training experience that will prepare our graduates to be leaders in our subspecialty. Click Here to Learn More About Children’s Hospital’s Division of Academics and Research
Vice Chair for Academics and Community Services, Department of Pediatrics
Program Director, DeLoache Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics