Our mission is to strengthen collaboration between primary care pediatricians, developmental and behavioral subspecialists, and families to ensure children receive comprehensive high quality developmental and behavioral (DB) pediatric care. To achieve this we work to optimize the relationship between primary care and subspecialists, provide education and disseminate strategies to support quality clinical practice, and advocate on behalf of children and providers to improve the quality and accessibility of DB services for children.


Get to Know Us


Message from the Chair
A welcome message from Peter J Smith, MD, MA, FAAP.
Meet our Leadership
Meet the members of the SODBP Executive Committee.
Contact Us
Find out how you can get in touch with us.


Membership Criteria


SODBP Membership
Why Should I Join?
Find out what valuable guidance and resources SODBP can provide for you.
Get Involved
SODBP committees are the best way for members to get involved with advancing the mission and objectives of the section.
Polices and Publications
View the collection of AAP policy published in Pediatrics from SODBP.

Initiatives and Events

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Workforce Action Plan
View the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Workforce Action Plan
Funding and Awards
The SODBP currently offers two awards, a chapter grant program, and a scholarship program. Each of these opportunities is described below. The SODBP Executive Committee continues to consider additional ways to support and honor work that promotes child development.
The SODBP Executive Committee knows how important it is for there to be good communication to, with, and among section members. Below are the primary ways that the SODBP currently works to support communication.
Educational Opportunities
The SODBP is actively engaged in developing and disseminating educational opportunities to members, with content focused both on the needs of the primary care physician and the pediatric subspecialist.

Become a Member

Invest in your future, and the future of all children. Gain immediate access to all our latest news, guidance and education – plus, develop connections with peers who share your passion for helping children. Become an engaged member of our Section today.

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