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With the information obtained from testing, recommendations can be made for optimizing a child’s neurodevelopmental progression. An NDC assessment is key to developing an appropriate therapeutic program and identifying the trained professionals who are needed to implement that program. In addition, a variety of strategies and, in consultation with medical professionals, pharmaceutical interventions may be implemented to optimize a child’s development and promote recovery.

NDC’s testing is premised on the belief that each neurodevelopmental disorder and learning disability has a characteristic neurobehavioral profile. By understanding the profile, the appropriate services can be implemented at the optimum time and for an adequate length of time. This is a cost-efficient way of helping a child who has learning differences and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

NDC's comprehensive testing facilitates and helps identify the need for evaluations by interventionists such as psychologists and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Neuromotor: Upper and lower extremity function
Neurocognitive: Learning, cognitive skills, and educational potential
Speech and Language: Receptive, expressive, and oral-motor skills
​Neurobehavioral: Attention, organization, activity and control
An NDC assessment is a comprehensive measure of a child’s developmental domains, and the NDC staff works individually with a child to evaluate:
Look at the child's learning style, neurocognitive ability
​and developmental differences.
Evaluate neurodevelopmental performance.
Assess the integrity of motor function.
Recognize unique learning styles.
​Navigate the medical and educational systems.     
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at the Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Center for Children

A neurodevelopmental assessment helps identify the causes of a child's developmental delays and learning disabilities by evaluating the interaction between a child's brain, environment and learning function. By evaluating a child's abilities and unique learning style, NDC can assist in determining what therapeutic, medical and educational services are needed for a child to reach his or her full potential for success—in school and in life.

Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse, the founder and director of NDC, is uniquely skilled at connecting a child’s "developmental dots." Through more than two decades of training and experience, Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse can see what a child's challenges are and how they can be overcome.

"We're devils for the details at NDC and we see the behaviors and developmental differences others overlook. I understand where the children who see me are, and my experience gives me insight into where they should be in 20 years—and how to get them there. I know how smart and capable children can be despite their developmental differences."

— Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse, founder and director of Neurodevelopmental and Diagnostic Center for Children