Child Development

This information is useful for children
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We are committed to looking at child development in the context of the “whole child."
  • We have contributed groundbreaking research ideas that shape national policy in the field of mental health for children.
  • A developmental assessment includes a thorough examination of a child’s medical and developmental history.

It’s a joy to witness the seemingly miraculous transformation of a helpless newborn into an active, curious child and, ultimately, a capable and independent adult. No two children develop in exactly the same way, but the phases of child development are, for a healthy child, logical and predictable.

There is plenty that parents can do to support their child’s optimal development, but there’s no advantage to rushing it, says Joseph Woolston, MD, a Yale Medicine Child Study Center psychiatrist and a professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine.

At Yale Medicine Child Study Center, the emphasis is always placed on what is best for the child. Our clinicians are world-renowned for their research, care and policy-setting. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.