Richard Solomon, MD

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician 


     Board certified in Pediatrics and Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Dr. Solomon serves as the Medical Director of the Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He also created the evidence-based PLAY Autism Intervention  program that improves the language, social skills, and autism severity of young children. 

A highly sought-out expert and speaker, he has been diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders and other conditions for over 25 years. With a reputation as "the fun doctor," Dr. Solomon is known for his ability to make children smile and laugh, calming their fears and building trust. His overall approach is influenced by his work alongside child development visionaries T. Berry Brazelton, Stanley Greenspan MD, Mr. Fred Rogers, and Ivar Lovaas, PhD.

devoted family man,  Dr. Solomon has been married for 42 years and has two children and four grandchildren. His home is Ann Arbor, Michigan.


The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr. Solomon helps children and adolescents with:


  • Developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Fragile X syndrome.

  • Learning disorders including dyslexia, writing difficulties, math disorders, and other school-related learning problems.


  • Attention and behavioral disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders.


  • Regulatory disorders including sleep disorders, feeding problems, discipline difficulties, complicated toilet-training issues, enuresis (bedwetting), and encopresis (soiling).


  • Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability.


  • Behavioral and developmental problems complicating the full range of pediatric chronic illnesses and disabling conditions (for example, genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer) 


About Dr. Solomon


Dr. Solomon is a board certified pediatrician and developmental pediatrician who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. He has 25 years experience in working with children on the autism spectrum. He uses a developmental, relationship-based approach that embraces the uniqueness of the child in the context of his/her family.  Focused on positive outcomes and a lifelong impact, he provides supportive guidance to families with an emphasis on the child's unique needs and strengths 


Dr. Solomon has the training and experience to consider, in assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s and adolescents’ developmental, learning, or behavioral problems.