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Naina Mehta, MD, is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Behavioral and Developmental Center. She is board certified in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

Dr. Mehta earned her medical degree from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London University. While in London, she completed a residency in perinatal pediatrics at St. Thomas’ Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital and St. Helier’s Hospital. After subsequently completing a family practice residency in London, Dr. Mehta continued her training in Philadelphia, completing a pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a developmental/behavioral pediatric fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at the Children’s Seashore House.

Dr. Mehta has co-published studies involving meditation, yoga and breathing practices for children and youth with ADHD and learning disabilities. While prescribing medications when necessary, Dr. Mehta consistently sees positive results integrating holistic approaches first with her patients and their families. A mother of six grown children, Dr. Mehta offers parents both personal experience and professional training in managing behavioral issues with their children.

Dr. Mehta is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Pediatric Behavioral Health and Development

Every parent wants to see their child happy, fully engaged, learning and growing. Sometimes, however, a child may show social, behavioral or functional issues that indicate the possibility of a neurodevelopmental problem. The Behavioral and Developmental Center is here to help. 

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