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The Division of Developmental Paediatrics offers clinical services at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, academic teaching hospitals, empowered kids Ontario sites, and community-based offices across GTA.

A clinical focus on child development

Our division cares for a diverse population of children and youth with neurodevelopmental conditions and neurorehabilitation needs. The children we care for present with delays in their language, social, learning or motor development, and often have complex developmental needs.

Common conditions that we see include acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, developmental impairment, neuromuscular disorders, and spina bifida. Our developmental paediatricians work with the child and family as part of a interprofessional team including developmental psychologists, therapists (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language), nurses, nurse practitioners, behaviour therapists and social workers.

Assessment and treatment

Comprehensive assessment and treatment programs are offered for children and youth with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, neuromuscular disorders and spina bifida. Inpatient services are provided for children with medical conditions requiring complex continuing care, specialized orthopedic services, and acquired brain injury. 

Specialized assessment clinics provide diagnostic assessments for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders with clinics located at Holland Bloorview as well as regional developmental clinics situated throughout the metropolitan Toronto area. The division runs a psychopharmacology clinic providing consultation for children and youth with complex neuro-behavioural needs.

Contact the Division of Developmental Paediatrics


Dr. Anne Kawamura
Developmental Paediatrics Division Head

416-425-6220 x6137

Tima Nakhuda
Executive Assistant

416-425-6220 x 3586

Dr. Angela Orsino
Developmental Paediatrics Subspecialty Residency and Fellowship Program Director

416-425-6220 x 6134

LJ Sands
Developmental Paediatrics Program Administrator

416-425-6220 x 3512

Mailing address

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 1R8