The care providers in the NCNP look forward to partnering with families to help children reach their fullest potential. Our partnership will involve a process that includes the following steps:
Step 1: The Initial Neurodevelopmental Clinic Visit
This screening visit will include: 1) the completion of several questionnaires by you and your child; 2) appointments with our specialists to assess your child for any developmental concerns that need further evaluation.
Step 2: Follow-up Consultations
Our program coordinator will work with you to set up the testing and follow-up appointments that were recommended during your initial visit.
Step 3: Case Conference
After your child’s recommended follow-up consultations have been completed, the results of these evaluations will be discussed at our monthly case conference meeting with our entire clinic team. Once this conference has taken place, you will receive a phone call from one of our providers to discuss results and an updated plan. You will also receive a letter summarizing this information.
Step 4: Support in School
If your child is currently in school or preparing to enter school, our education liaison will partner with you to share the results of the comprehensive evaluation with your child’s school. Sharing this information will help to access the educational support that your child needs. The education liaison is available to support school-aged children and travel up to 90 miles away from the hospital. If you live beyond that distance, school support may be provided through teleconference.
Step 5: Long-term follow-up
As your child grows and develops, the NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program will provide continuous monitoring and offer age-appropriate support, follow-up screening, reevaluation, and assist with recommended treatments.