The Early Childhood Assessment Clinic

The Early Childhood Assessment Clinic provides developmental and neuropsychological assessments of young children with neurodevelopmental conditions including preterm birth, congenital conditions, acquired brain injury, and developmental disorders.

What is developmental or neuropsychological assessment?

A developmental assessment uses a set of standardized tests or procedures to examine children’s development across a number of areas including overall cognitive ability, understanding and use of language, and large and small muscle skills. The tests are administered by a Rehabilitation Psychologist/Neuropsychologist and are designed to engage the young child’s interest with pictures and objects. Neuropsychological tests (typically used with children three years and older) measure thinking and learning including the ability to pay attention, remember new information, and process language- and visually-based information. The child’s psychological adjustment and social development may also be assessed.

Why would a child need a developmental or neuropsychological testing?

Children are referred for assessments because their medical history or condition can affect their development. This type of assessment assists early medical diagnosis and guides treatment planning. The child’s unique strengths and weaknesses can be determined and learning needs identified.

Infant/Toddler Assessment Clinic

The Infant/Toddler Assessment Clinic provides neurodevelopmental evaluations for infant and toddler age children with medical conditions. This may include pre- and post-surgical evaluations, baseline and follow-up evaluations to determine the child’s developmental progress, and evaluations conducted to answer specific questions your doctor or other providers may have. Commonly used tests include the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development and the Mullen Scales of Early Learning.