The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic is the only program of its kind in the region. Our team provides treatment for developmental delays that are common in children with complex heart problems. Patients are monitored through every step of development, from feeding and nutritional problems in infants to attention deficits for preschoolers and school-age children.
Patients can meet with multiple specialists during clinic visits in order to provide the best treatment to meet each patient's unique needs. Team members include a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, neuropsychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, dietitian, and cardiac advanced practice nurse.
Our team provides ongoing assessments and works with community doctors and school districts to ensure patients receive the best possible care through every stage of development. Families are given education and tools to understand the child's neurodevelopmental needs. Children are referred to our team of neurodevelopmental specialists at the time of their cardiac diagnosis for early and continuing therapy.
Commonly Conditions Treated
- Difficulties with reading, writing, and math
- Difficulties with speech and/or language in infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
- Feeding or nutritional problems in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
- Attention, behavioral, and emotional problems
- Poblems getting along with friends or family
- Issues with task management and organization
- Delays in fine and gross motor skills
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the clinic, what to expect for your child's visit, and other services our team provides in this FAQ.