UCLA's Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) team (Drs. Sai Iyer, MD and Samantha Kucaj, PsyD) also participate in the multi-disciplinary high-risk infant follow up (HRIF) clinic. Referrals from HRIF clinic to DBP are made when a specific need is identified and when there are ongoing developmental concerns for those who graduate from the HRIF clinic at the age of 3 years.
The UCLA Intervention Program offers center-based early intervention services for babies from birth to 3 years of age. The focus is on providing individualized services focused on the child’s developmental needs and to help families advocate effectively for their child’s needs. For more information, please visit their website.
Regional Centers offer a wide array of free services for California residents to monitor their child’s developmental growth. They are a great resource to get connected with the moment your baby leaves the NICU. For California residents, your assigned regional center is based on your zip code. See which regional center to apply for.