Center of Neurodevelopment and Child and Adolescent Behavior

Center of Neurodevelopment and Child and Adolescent Behavior

The Center for Neurodevelopment and Child and Adolescent Behavior of Hospital da Luz Lisboa operates on a child/family centered model and offers a multidisciplinary team, consisting of specialized physicians and technicians.

The incidence of developmental and behavioral disturbances in children is quite high (estimated at ~15-18% of children). They are among the most frequent causes of pediatric morbidity.

Child development has become a priority in pediatric health care due to increased public awareness of the impact of developmental disorders on the future lives of children, as well as attention brought about by more inclusive policies at schools and child care organizations, in addition to continued scientific advances in the neurosciences.

The Center for Neurodevelopment and Child and Adolescent Behavior of Hospital da Luz Lisboa operates on a child/family centered model and offers a multidisciplinary team, consisting of specialized physicians and technicians. The Center offers several services focused on assessment, diagnostic characterization, and intervention for children with, or at risk for, several types of developmental disorders, including:

  • Mental disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Hyperactivity and attention deficit
  • Impaired language and communication
  • Learning difficulties
  • Emotional disturbances and psycho-affective disorders
  • Behavioral changes
  • Difficulties in daily activities (sleep disturbances, power and autonomy)
  • Newborn risk assessment

The Center also participates in research and benchmarking projects, contributes to the development of assessment tests and intervention materials, offers professional and academic internships, and training for parents and teachers.

Location and contact:
Avenida Sidónio Pais, 18, Cave Esqª
1050-215 Lisboa
T +351217104592
F +351217104570

Coordination:
Dra. Luisa Teles