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Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program

The Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic assesses babies who have been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCCU) and may be at risk for developmental issues due to reasons such as prematurity or serious medical problems during delivery or after birth.

Certain other infants will be followed because they are involved in research studies.

Infants can also be referred to the clinic by a family doctor or pediatrician if there are concerns about development. Learn more about how to refer a patient.

Our team is made up of highly skilled practitioners with advanced preparation in developmental and neonatal issues. Our goal is to ensure that all of our babies are achieving developmental milestones to the best of their abilities.  We assess all aspects of their development including gross and fine motor skills, social development, speech and language development and learning abilities.

One of our goals is to provide continuity of care throughout the Follow-up course. To achieve this goal, a practitioner will be assigned from discharge to assess the child and support the family at each follow-up visit. Our practitioners have a Master’s degree with advanced preparation in developmental and neonatal issues. Other members of the team are available to see your child when needed.

We are here to:

  • Promote the emotional and physical development of child and family
  • Provide parents with information about early childhood development
  • Participate in the education of health care professionals
  • Increase knowledge of developmental outcomes through research
  • Improve the quality of care in the NICU
  • Share information with community partners

Learn more about visiting the Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: 416-813-5879 
Fax: 416-813-8969
Email: neonatal.followup@sickkids.ca

Our services are located at The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, 3rd floor North Atrium, Room 3876.