Dr. Mehta specializes in treating a variety of developmental conditions in children of all ages, but is presently focusing on providing consultation services to children 5 and under with developmental conditions including but not limited to the following:
Speech and Language delays
Naina Mehta, M.D. is a board certified Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She specializes in the treatment of developmental disorders in children such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is her main area of expertise.
She received her fellowship training at The Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia in 1994 and has been working since that time, seeing a vast number of children with a wide variety of developmental conditions. Initially whilst working with The Childrens’ Medical Services she provided care to the underserved population in Orlando. More recently, as the medical director of the Behavioral and Developmental center of Arnold Palmer hospital, a center which she set up and worked with for the past 5 years, she provided training to medical students, nurse practitioners and physician residents.
With almost 30 years of experience in this field she continues to be a compassionate provider who is willing to listen and give time to each and every patient. She offers a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for the younger child where there are concerns for Autism Spectrum Disorder and will provide a personalized recommendation that is tailored to her patients’ individual needs. She can also provide feedback through telepsychiatry, in the comfort and privacy of your home.
Early diagnosis and initiation of therapy early is of utmost importance during this early period of brain development in children. Studies have shown the benefits of early ABA therapy on the future outcome of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with reversal of the many symptoms seen allowing the child to progress on the natural path for future educational services.
She has a keen interest in the use of yoga and meditation to help children with varying conditions including ADHD, anxiety and other behavioral disorders.
She has several articles and papers published showing the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation in students with ADHD and has undertaken two community based projects:
1. School based Peer Mediated (no medication) program for ADHD and Dyslexia in North India: Feb 2006 to current
2. Role of Peer Mediated Yoga and Meditation in elementary school children in Orange County, Fl. Aug 2008
3. Yoga and meditation sessions for children with ADHD, Anxiety and Depression at Arnold Palmer Hospital 2018 to 2022
PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS:
Member of: Society of Developmental Pediatrics.
She has been a long standing board member and past President of the Central Florida Child Health Program, providing services to children in need.
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