Behavior & Development
Our team evaluates and coordinates care for:
Fragile X syndrome
Other challenges to mental, social, emotional, or academic development
Years of Experience Behind Our Approach
Dr. Gary Feldman's 16 years as the Medical Director of the Stramski Children's Developmental Center have equipped him with a unique level of expertise working with children dealing with behavior and neurodevelopment conditions, making him one of Southern California's leading behavioral pediatricians in the treatment of autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, as well as more rare conditions such as Fragile X syndrome. We know that challenges in a child's development can be extremely stressful on the entire family, which is why we are dedicated to coming up with long-term solutions that can improve quality of life for everyone.
Prior to the child's first visit, parents and those involved in the child's daily life (the child’s school teachers, daycare staff and caregivers) will be given a pre-evaluation that asks various questions about the child’s activity and behavior. This information gives Dr. Feldman a clearer understanding of the child's background and allow them to make the most accurate diagnosis. Throughout the child's first visit and the course of his or her treatment, we work closely with the family and conducts the most up-to-date standardized tests and assesments to ensure growth and development goals are achieved.
Assessment to Support Growth
Dr. Feldman utilizes special techniques that are play-based to help a behaviorally or developmentally delayed child learn how to sharpen motor skills, focus, create neurological stimulus and even something as basic as how to smile. Our team will complete an assessment and refer each patient to appropriate centers. We provide medicine management, case management, and medical advice where appropriate and applicable.
Continued Follow-Up Care
Routine appointments are made with the child as needed to encourage continued growth and development and to track progress. The number of visits a child needs per year are based upon the child’s diagnosis and condition.
Book An Appointment
To make an appointment for a behavior and development consultation, call us at (949) 446-8990, or fill out the appointment request below below, and we will get back to you to confirm your booking.
Behavior & Development Appointment
About the Doctor
Dr. Gary Feldman, MD
Pediatric Sleep Specialist
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
Dr. Gary Feldman founded Ocean Sleep Medicine in 2016 after developing a longstanding reputation for excellence in pediatric sleep and behavior medicine as the Medical Director the Stramski Children's Developmental Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach since 2004. He was named 2010 Physician of the Year by Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach, and has been named a Southern California Super Doctor since 2014. He has received numerous other awards acknowledging his distinctions in behavioral pediatrics and sleep medicine, and is a sought-after speaker on these topics as well as international adoption.