Developmental-behavioral pediatrics and Genetics at Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s provides developmental-behavioral pediatrics and genetics care for children with a wide range of genetic and developmental or behavioral conditions. Our multidisciplinary team at the Weisskopf Center is made up of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, clinical geneticists, nurse practitioners, child psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists genetic counselors, dietitians/nutritionists and social workers with the experience and training to provide care that’s “Just for Kids.”


Collaboration with UofL Physicians for Your Child’s Care

We work with providers from UofL Physicians to provide highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

Weisskopf Center

The Weisskopf Center at the University of Louisville was established to help children who have special needs realize their full potential.


The center provides diagnostic evaluations and state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary treatment programs for children with or at risk for developmental disabilities, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, organic behavior disorders (e.g., ADHD) and learning differences. Genetic counseling is available for adults as well. Specialists provide outreach consultations across of Kentucky.


The Weisskopf Center team provide diagnostic evaluations, therapy, family support and resources for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Attention and behavioral disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated conditions
  • Behavioral and developmental issues related to chronic illnesses
  • General development and cognitive delays
  • Developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and visual and hearing impairments
  • Genetic conditions, including Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis
  • Inborn errors of metabolism, including fatty acid oxidation, lysosomal storage diseases (adults and children) and aminoacidopathy disorders
  • Learning differences, including dyslexia and school-related learning issues
  • Tourette syndrome and other habit disorders
  • Feeding disorder of oral-sensorimotor or behavioral origin


Weisskopf Center staff actively participate in the training of professionals involved in the care of these individuals and is involved in clinical research in both developmental/behavioral pediatrics and genetics. The program maintains national, state and local prominence through its many unique services.



The Norton Children’s difference

The care your child needs is close to home at Norton Children’s. With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:



Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:


  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
Developmental-behavioral pediatrics and Genetics – 5347

Call for More Information

(502) 629-KIDS

Lifelong treatment for congenital heart disease in adults

Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., pediatric cardiologist with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has treated hundreds of children born with life-threatening heart abnormalities. Thanks to advances in surgery and treatment over […]

Read Full Story

9 insider tips to make the most of your Festival of Trees & Lights experience

The Festival of Trees & Lights is celebrating 30 years of sharing holiday cheer and raising funds for technology and exceptional care at Norton Children’s Hospital. To help you get the most out of your […]

Read Full Story

30th annual Snow Ball black tie gala to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital

The Snow Ball, one of the largest annual fundraisers for Norton Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Omni Louisville Hotel. This black tie event is now in its 30th year and, […]

Read Full Story

Pediatrician debunks 5 myths about the flu

Should I get a flu shot? Can you get sick from the flu shot? Does the flu shot work? There are a lot of questions about the flu shot and the flu out there –– and […]

Read Full Story

Type 1 vs. Type 2 diabetes: What’s the difference?

When people talk about the condition diabetes mellitus, they often use just the word “diabetes.” However, diabetes mellitus describes several types of conditions in which a child may develop high blood sugar (blood glucose). There […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.