Support Programs

In addition to our clinical services, the Department of Pediatrics offers a variety of support programs that are available for patients and families.

Early Steps

Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services to infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.

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Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP)

The UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP) is a one of five regional Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources (FDLRS) specialized university centers in Florida that is funded through the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Educational and Student Services (BEESS) to serve school-aged children and youth with complex learning, behavioral, medical and socio-emotional problems who are struggling in school. Consultation and evaluation services are provided to children, their families, teachers, and schools to identify barriers to academic engagement and learning and improve student outcomes.

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