Hope Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Laura J. Ford, DO

UPDATED: August 23, 2022

Dr. Ford is board certified in pediatrics (2018) and board eligible in developmental behavioral pediatrics.  She performs evaluations for children born prematurely and those with concern for developmental delay, autism spectrum, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, anxiety, school and/or learning difficulties, and more.  Although not the primary pediatrician, Dr. Ford will also follow children with Down syndrome, children in foster care, and children internationally adopted. Collaborative evaluation with a speech-language pathologist may be arranged.
Dr. Ford has special interest in children with learning difficulties.  She partners with children’s parents/legal guardians to optimize nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and the external environment.

Evaluations include:
- review of the completed developmental behavioral questionnaire
- various standardized and validated rating scales
- parent/legal guardian and child interview
- child observation and examination including growth
- review of prior medical specialist and school evaluations
- review of individual education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans
- further standardized and validated testing in the office as needed
- diagnostic feedback and management plans based on the child’s strengths and challenges

Evaluations may be performed over 1-3 visits depending on complexity.

  • Languages:
  • English
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Hope Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
308B Spring Street
Dover, TN 37058
United States




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