The Hagedorn Little Village Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Center was founded in 2010 in order to offer comprehensive assessment services to children and adolescents.  NDC offers a wide range of comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation services.  A highly experienced team is qualified to assess and evaluate numerous childhood disorders including:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders including Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome and Autistic Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities or difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, visual perceptual deficits or auditory processing difficulties
  • Mood Disorders or impairments, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Selective Mutism, generalized anxiety disorder and phobias. 

Multi-Disciplinary Consulting Staff:

  • Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers

Referral Services are available for pediatric neurologists and psychiatrists.

Types of Evaluations Available:

A thorough intake evaluation with the parents will be conducted before each assessment in order to gather all relevant information about the child’s developmental and medical history, as well as current problems or concerns. 

A review of the child’s educational and medical records will be conducted.  The evaluation would be tailored to the specific concerns for the child.  A mental status exam will be conducted prior to each evaluation if appropriate.

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation – Assessment of intellectual functioning and academic achievement, as well as a screening of social/emotional functioning and adaptive behavior.  Consultation with and referral to school district’s Committee on Special Education when appropriate.
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation – A thorough evaluation including assessment of executive functioning (organization, planning, sustained attention, impulsivity, self-monitoring, problem solving), sensorimotor functioning, visuospatial processing, memory/learning and social functioning in order to obtain a profile of specific strengths and weaknesses.  Academic recommendations will be provided as needed.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Evaluation – A comprehensive evaluation including administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), thorough developmental interview with parent(s), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), behavior checklists and detailed observation of child’s social communication and play skills.
  • Personality/Social-Emotional and Behavioral Evaluation –  A thorough assessment of patterns of feelings, thoughts, coping strategies, self-esteem, perceptions of others, and interpersonal functioning using measures including projective testing, behavioral inventories, self-report questionnaires, clinical interview, classroom observation and/or consultation with teachers.
  • Gifted Testing – Evaluation of intellectual functioning in order to determine qualification for entrance into a gifted program or assist in educational planning.
  • Consultation – Consultation with teachers and therapists when appropriate.
  • Feedback Sessions – After the completion of the comprehensive assessment a member of the multi-disciplinary team will be available to discuss in detail the results of the evaluation in addition to specific educational and treatment recommendations for your child.
  • Comprehensive Report – A comprehensive report including background information, current concerns, behavioral observations, test results and interpretation and diagnoses (if warranted) will be provided.  A section of the report will include individualized recommendations for academic or behavioral remediation and treatment planning.  With written consent from the parent/guardian, the report can be sent directly to your child’s school district, pediatrician, or treatment provider.​

We are also available to assist families in reviewing and interpreting prior evaluations and formulating appropriate recommendations.

For additional information regarding our services, please call (516) 520-6033.

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