Early Childhood Intervention: Module Three – The Professionals

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A neurologist is a physician who has specialized training dealing with conditions and diseases related to the nervous system (Fig. 1). Conditions that may impair functions in the nervous system may impact the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.

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Figure 1. Nervous system


Neurologists (Fig. 2) work with other medical specialists, like nurses, family physicians and pediatricians, as well as with non-medical (non MDs) professionals in the health sciences like radiologists, lab technicians and others.

Figure 2. Neurologist

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General pediatricians are MD specialists who care for the health of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track patients’ growth to adulthood.

Just like General pediatrician, Developmental pediatrician who works in inter-professional team with nurse clinician, speech &  language pathologist, occupational therapist & physiotherapist. Some or all of these professionals may be involved in the assessment of children with multiple diagnoses.
Some pediatricians have an additional specialization. For example, some of them become pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurologists, or pediatric immunologists (see full Glossary).


Like most physicians, pediatricians work with different healthcare workers, such as nurses and other physicians, to assess and treat children. Most of the work of pediatricians involves treating day-to-day illnesses—minor injuries, infectious diseases, and immunizations—that are common to children, much as a general practitioner treats adults.

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