Developmental evaluations are recommended from birth to identify potential developmental delays (motor, speech), learning and/or behavioral concerns during the different stages of childhood.
- Within the first 3 months of life
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
Toddler (1 - 3 years of age)
- 18 months (1.5 years of age)
- 36 months ( 3 years of age)
Preschool (3 - 5 years of age)
School-Age (6+ years of age)
A neurologist will perform a neurological screening and work with the family to schedule follow-up visits. If necessary, the neurologist will provide recommendations for your child for physical, occupational or speech therapies.
If a developmental concern is identified, the patient will be referred to a comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluation with a pediatric neuropsychologist. Evaluations can last between 90 minutes to three hours, depending on the child’s age.
Starting at age five, a neuropsychologist will perform comprehensive evaluations of cognitive, psychosocial and behavioral abilities to assess for school readiness. Outpatient comprehensive evaluations will continue through the child’s transition to adulthood.
Our experienced neuropsychologists are trained to:
- Evaluate a wide range of cognitive skills and abilities and provide a detailed profile of your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- Assist with academic and vocational planning (e.g., attend IEP meetings, assist with guardianship planning and transition into adulthood)
- Help determine the most appropriate intervention services
- Provide recommendations for parents to implement within the home setting
Skills and abilities often tested include:
- Processing Speed
- Executive Functions
- Visual Spatial Processing
- Fine-Motor Speed and Dexterity
- Adaptive Abilities