PEDI661BM.11 (Las Vegas)
Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrics

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrics
  • Short Name: PEDI661BM.11 Behavioral Pedi
  • Course Number: PEDI661BM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Mario Gaspar de Alba, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • To gain an understanding of the techniques utilized in evaluation of behavioral/developmental disorders.

Description of Rotation

The focus of the elective is to introduce the student to advanced interviewing techniques in the assessment of children and their families with a variety of behavioral and developmental disorders, as well as the use of "team" approach to the evaluations of complex diagnostic and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. The physical and neurological examination, including age appropriate neurodevelopmental screening will be demonstrated as well as the management of chronic emotional, behavioral, and physical problems.


Dixon, S. and Stein, M., Encounters with Children. Yearbook Medical.

Evaluation Method

Standard pediatric clerkship evaluation form.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives