The Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program follows the progress and development of Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) children, from Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, as well as children from other hospitals until age three. A team of pediatric specialists and therapists evaluates children who may be at risk for developmental and learning problems. The goal is to identify potential problems early on so that children can get a head start with treatment that will help them realize their full potential. At four years of age, there is a School Age Clinic available for any behavior or learning concerns
What Happens at a Follow-Up Visit?
A parent accompanies the child at all times during a visit, which consists of:
For more information, or to schedule a Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program appointment, call 847.318.9067. Services provided through the follow-up program may be covered by insurance. Please call your insurance provider directly to confirm medical and therapy benefits.
The Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program is located on the third floor of the Yacktman Children's Pavilion, which is part of Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital. The clinic is easily accessible from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and other major highways.
Karen Mawn, M.D., is the Director of the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program. Phone: 847.318.9067