Who We Serve

 

Children (including preschoolers), Adolescents, and Adults (including the elderly) who have: 

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are challenges that affect the function of the neurological system and the brain. Common examples of neurodevelopmental disorders are Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects or exposure to other drugs/chemical in utero.  

Individuals with neurodevelopmental problems can experience difficulty with language and speech, motor skills, behavior regulation, memory, learning, executive function, and emotional regulation.  Frequently, the symptoms and behavior changes as the person ages, resulting in some people having permanent disabilities.  Diagnosis and treatment of these disorders can be facilitated by obtaining a neuropsychological assessment, which should provide treatment options that may include remediation, accommodations, school and home-based solutions, psychotherapy, and medical interventions.

Sometimes, neurological systems are compromised by child abuse and neglect. 

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to all brain damage caused by events and circumstances after birth.  Hence, neurodevelopmental disorders that are genetic or congenital are not considered an ABI.  Within ABI there are two distinct categories: 

1. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) such as open and closed head injuries caused by some kind of trauma sustained during an accident, assault, falls, and so forth.
2. Non-traumatic brain injury such as stroke, meningitis, brain tumors, anoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain, alcohol and drug abuse, and other brain illnesses.

Degenerative Brain Disorders
The dementias, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative disorders, are not considered an ABI. Instead, they are considered degenerative diseases.  

Typically Aging Individuals
People may wish to pursue a neuropsychological assessment to have a baseline of their functioning and have a program developed for them to help improve their cognitive abilities.