The outpatient developmental services project: Integration of pediatric psychology with primary medical care for children infected with HIV

F. Daniel Armstrong, Lynnette L. Harris, Winsome Thompson, Jodi L. Semrad, Merritt M. Jensen, Donald Y. Lee, Katya Miloslavich, Ana Garcia

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Objective: To present a model in which pediatric psychology services are programmatically integrated into the primary care of children seen in a special immunology program. The program centers around serial neurodevelopmental/neuropsychological evaluation of children infected with HIV. Method: We describe the population served and the particular services provided, with specific focus on how the program was developed. We include a discussion of the barriers to service provision that have been encountered and the strategies employed to overcome these challenges. Conclusions: This approach, while not ideal, serves as a good example of how pediatric psychology can merge with primary medical care to maximize the benefits of both specialties for a patient population that is underserved in many respects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-391
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999



  • AIDS
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Integrated clinical services
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Perinatal HIV
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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