Pediatric developmental disability patient in exam room at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

What Are Developmental Disabilities?

Developmental disabilities is a broad term used to describe a variety of conditions that children are born with or acquire. Children with developmental disabilities often have physical, social, learning or behavioral challenges. Some of the pediatric developmental disabilities seen at Scottish Rite associated with orthopedic conditions include:

  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebral palsy (limited to related orthopedic conditions)
  • Certain genetic conditions with orthopedic complications

COVID-19 Resources

As a center who provides world-renowned care to patients diagnosed with spina bifida and other developmental disabilities, we are commited to providing this population with resources during this time. The Spina Bifida Association is an organization which focuses on research, education and support for patients and families impacted by spina bifida. 

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