Diagnostic Evaluations


The Brighton Center for Pediatric Neurodevelopment specializes in addressing behavioral, social, and emotional challenges of childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood (ages 14 months and up) and neurodevelopmental disorders including:

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger's Syndrome

Social Skills Difficulties

'Quirky' Kids
Learning Disabilities

Expressive/Receptive Speech Delays
Transition into Adulthood/College/Independent Living
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Aggressive/acting out toddlers/preschoolers
Bedwetting, constipation and soiling
Conduct and oppositional defiant disorders
Anxiety, fears and phobias
Tics, Hairpulling
School performance/avoidance/refusal problems
Sleep disorders
Toilet training problems

     Developmental services include:

Children who are 'late' in their development (i.e. late to walk, late to talk)
Family counseling
Parent consulting

     Developmental and school advice for children with:

Developmental delays

Behavioral/Social/Emotional Difficulties
Genetic syndromes
Fetal alcohol syndrome and effects
Children adopted from foreign countries

The Brighton Center for Pediatric Neurodevelopment offers comprehensive assessments to evaluate a variety of presenting concerns. Psychological assessment is often used to identify a diagnosis and determine services. For many of children this process has considerable influence on diagnosis, special education certification/Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) implementation, and service delivery. We will work with you each step of the process to understand the procedures, the results, and the recommendations. Further, we will follow-up with the school or other treatment providers (at your request) to ensure that the treatment plan is implemented.

We evaluate:

Learning Difficulties (Reading, Mathematics, Handwriting)
ADHD: Attention, Impulsivity, Distractibility, Hyperactivity
Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Syndrome

Speech/Language Delays or DIfficulties

Sensory Profiles

Fine/Gross Motor Delays
Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Early Childhood Developmental Delay

Sensory Difficulties
School Readiness
Traumatic Brain Injury