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Dr. Henriëtte Saunders

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What we do

Developmental Paediatrics

Developmental Paediatrics is a relatively new subspecialty in the growing list of paediatric subspecialties. It was certified as a subspecialty by the American Board of Paediatrics in 2002.
A Developmental Paediatrician is a subspecialty within the practice of Paediatric medicine. This subspecialty has an interdisciplinary ethos integrating Psychology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology and related disciplines such as Child Psychiatry.
Developmental Paediatricians evaluate, counsel and manage infants, children and their families presenting with a wide range of developmental conditions including:
  • Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder: diagnosis and medical management of ADHD including associated comorbidities.
  • Developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders and visual and hearing impairments.
  • Delayed language, social communication, motor skills and cognitive ability.
  • Diagnosis and management of medical conditions contributing to poor school performance.
  • Detection of a developmental cause for behavioural problems in the preschool child.
  • Follow-up of infants and children who may be at risk for specific developmental delays:
      • Genetic disorders.
      • Preterm and low birth weight infants.
      • History of birth complications or prenatal complications.
      • Meningitis and other postnatal central nervous system insults.
      • Family history of disability.
  •  Addressing parental concerns regarding the child’s development and providing them with information and options so that they can receive guidance on the child’s condition and future educational needs.
  • Ongoing monitoring of development, liaison with and co-ordination of multidisciplinary support team and tertiary specialists involved in the child’s management.
  • Tics, Tourette syndrome and other habit disorders.

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Dr Saunders

Dr. Henriëtte Saunders is a highly qualified Developmental Pediatrician - MBChB, DCH.MMED(PAED), FCPaed(SA), Cert Dev Paed.
She specialises in Behavioural Problems, Developmental Delay, Learning Disorders, Autism, ADHD and Social Communication.

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Specialities

• ADD/ADHD
• Autism
• Cerebral Palsy
• Child Development
• Learning Disorders
• Behavioural Problems: Preschool
• Developmental Delay

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