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Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Other Services


At NDC for Children, we offer a variety of evaluations and services for all ages and diagnoses. Should you have a unique case, request legal services, or require a specialist's opinion, we may suggest a consultation with Dr. Samango-Sprouse to determine what type of evaluation may benefit your child. This is the best way to determine the most effective approach to your individual and specific needs prior to scheduling an evaluation.

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An evaluation at he Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Center (NDC) for Children 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.

A neurodevelopmental assessment helps identify the causes of an infant or child's developmental delays and learning disabilities by evaluating the interaction between your child's brain, environment and learning function. By evaluating your baby’s or 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, even in many cases when the parent is told by other specialists that they “just don’t know how to help.”

An NDC assessment is a comprehensive measure of a child’s neurodevelopmental domains, and the NDC staff works individually with a child to evaluate:

Neuromotor: Upper and lower extremity function provides to evaluate any disturbances of movement, balance or posture and gait. It includes sensory and motor planning.
Neurocognitive: This testing evaluates the integrity of the child's central nervous system and the relationship between brain and behavior with learning and developmental achievement.
Speech and Language: The  interaction between speech and language is evident as early as the first several years of life and demands focused attention throughout their developmental progression and school success.
Neurobehavioral: These observations and screenings facilitate appropriate direction of treatment and syndrome specific goals. They include attention, anxiety, organization, activity and control.

With the information obtained from testing, recommendations can be made that optimize 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.


Dr. Samango-Sprouse has extensive experience in school-aged children who need school accommodations or special placement. With over a 90% success rate in these cases, Dr. Samango-Sprouse offers a unique perspective to these children with specific or rare diagnoses.

These cases are subject to a Consultation and are typically held on retainer, depending on the location, goal, and complexity of each case. Should you be interested in learning more about having Dr. Samango-Sprouse appear as a specialist to represent your child in school accommodations, please contact our Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or submit a request for additional information here.