Pediatric Developmental Testing

Pediatric Developmental Testing

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Summary

Your child may need to undergo developmental testing with a neurologist if your pediatrician suspects a learning, developmental or behavioral problem.

Expanded overview

A specially trained neurodevelopmental pediatrician will work closely with your child and your family to develop a personalized testing and treatment plan. Testing begins with the specialist collecting a detailed health history about your child, and performing a comprehensive physical examination. The specialist may ask your child to complete various age-appropriate activities and tasks.

What to expect

The specialist may want to meet with you or your child individually. This can be helpful when you don’t want to candidly discuss your child’s challenges in front of them. Depending on the findings of initial tests and your specific concerns, your child may undergo additional testing to assess:

  • Behavior
  • Hearing
  • Learning
  • Movement
  • Speech

We understand that you are seeking answers to the questions about your child, but this process can take multiple visits. While we may be able to share our initial thoughts about your child at the end of your first visit, realize that a full diagnosis may take several appointments and tests.

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