A developmental therapist (DT) is a healthcare provider who specializes in helping people with developmental delays, disabilities and challenges improve their cognitive, social, motor and functional skills. This includes walking, speaking, learning, playing, dressing, eating, working, and participating in hobbies. A DT helps patients of all ages adjust their environment and organize tasks to support their abilities.
A DT typically:
A DT may also be known as a development therapist.
There are 1094 specialists practicing Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 167 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and University Hospital.