(0-4 years old)
A neurodevelopmental evaluation is a specialized assessment of a wide range of developmental, behavioral, social, emotional, and learning difficulties. The evaluation integrates information from multiple sources, including testing of the child, observation (often virtually) of the child in other settings (e.g., home, daycare), caregiver report, and report from others working with the child (e.g., teacher, therapist). The comprehensive nature of such an evaluation enables more accurate diagnosis, determination of areas of strength and growth, and the need for various interventions.
(0-4 years old)
Evaluations are completed by both speech-language pathologist (Rebecca Goldberg MS, CCC-SLP) and licensed psychologist (Alyssa King, PhD). This unique lens offers families multiple perspectives on their child’s development, communication, behavioral and emotional functioning, social skills, and learning profile. This type of evaluation may be very beneficial for young children who are presenting with speech and language concerns as well as broader concerns about their development. Families will receive a comprehensive neurodevelopmental report with a targeted focus on speech and language that summarizes the child’s strengths as well as areas for growth, provides relevant diagnoses, and outlines specific recommendations for a child at home and at school.
(5+ years old)
A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment that examines several areas of development including intelligence/cognition, learning, memory, language, attention, visual spatial, motor, problem solving, adaptive, social, behavioral, and executive functioning skills. Information is gathered from testing with the child, caregiver report, and report from others working with the child (e.g., teacher, therapist). Results are integrated in order to develop a clear picture of who the child is, to figure out areas of strengths and how they can be enhanced, and to determine what is interfering with the ability to function more effectively.
IQ testing can be completed separately to provide formal documentation of a child’s intellectual functioning/cognitive skills required for admission to a private schools. IQ testing is also part of the gifted and talented evaluation which provides formal documentation of a child’s exceptional thinking skills, problem-solving, creativity, and academic achievement levels.
We are available to follow your child's development over time to help ensure that they are making progress and receiving the services they need.