P: 205.638-5390
F: 205.638.5809
1600 7th Avenue South, 5602 Dearth Tower | Birmingham, AL | 35233


The UAB Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) aims to provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and timely care for individuals with or at risk for developmental and behavioral conditions, including:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Prematurity
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Genetic conditions

We will accomplish our mission through:

  • Providing a unified, accessible center with the highest levels of expertise in behavioral and developmental conditions. Working closely with the child’s medical home and build collaborative partnerships with caregivers across medical, psychological, educational, and therapeutic disciplines to ensure a holistic approach to patient- and family-centered care.
  • Collaborating with community organizations and local, state, and national government to advocate for children with developmental and behavioral conditions.
  • Providing outstanding training and education on assessment and treatment of developmental and behavioral conditions to learners across disciplines.
  • Conducting research to advance the knowledge of the biomedical and epidemiologic bases of developmental and behavioral conditions, further the evidence base for treatments and therapies, and expand our capabilities to measure meaningful outcomes for our patients and families.
  • Perform quality improvement work in continually striving to provide efficient, effective, cost-effective, and coordinated delivery of care.

Our Locations:

Children’s of Alabama

1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
P: 205.638.9100

Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely for the care and treatment of children. It has been in existence since 1911 and has about 15,000 inpatient admissions and 677,700 outpatient visits a year. Children’s of Alabama is ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News and World report.

Children’s of Alabama has two developmental-behavioral pediatric clinics:

UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics

The Civitan-Sparks Clinics have been in existence for almost 45 years. It provides customized team evaluations and recommendations for therapies, treatment, and activities that will help persons with developmental disabilities achieve their full potential.

930 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL
P: 205.934.5471 or 1.800.822.2472 option 1

UAB Newborn Follow-Up Clinic (NBFU)

P: 205.638.6966

Maps and directions to individual clinics can be found on that clinic's page