Melbourne Paediatric Specialists


Development and Behaviour

Assessing and managing children with a range of complex problems

What is Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics?

Paediatricians who have received additional post specialist qualification training in developmental and behavioural paediatrics are expert in assessing and managing children with a range of complex problems, often on referral from other specialists.

At Melbourne Paediatric Specialists at the Children’s we have several doctors who are considered Australia’s leading experts in this area.

Common Paediatric Conditions Managed by Developmental and Behavioural Paediatricians

  • Developmental delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Oppositional behaviours
  • Anger issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Language disorders
  • Tics and Tourettes Disorder
  • Anxiety and depression

We see children with developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, oppositional behaviours, anger issues, sleep disorders, learning difficulties, language disorders, tics and Tourettes Disorder, anxiety and depression, and a range of other conditions.

Our Developmental and Behavioural Paediatricians work closely with psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and teachers to provide a comprehensive service to Australian children and their families.

Australian Family Physician - December 2015 Issue - Focus: Problems that Worry Parents


Rick Jarman, Australian Family Physician (AFP) December 2015 Vol 44 (12) 865-944

The full article including a PDF available for download can be viewed in December’s issue of Australian Family Physician (AFP) available online at the RACGP website:

View Full Article Online →

Developmental and behavioural paediatricians practicing at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists include:

Dr Amanda Gwee - General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician and Travel Medicine Specialist

Dr Amanda Gwee

In Clinical Pharmacologist, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician, Travel Medicine Specialist
Dr Laura Marco - General, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

Dr Laura Marco

In Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, General Paediatrician
Dr Sarah McNab, Paediatrician - General, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics

Dr Sarah McNab

In Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, General Paediatrician
Dr Valerie Sung

Dr Valerie Sung

In Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, Fussy Baby Clinic, General Paediatrician

Dr Liam Tjia

In Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician, General Paediatrician