The Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center helps children who are having difficulties in the areas of neurodevelopment, including Autism, attentional concerns, and Tourette Syndrome.
Our core team includes a pediatric neurologist, a neurodevelopmental specialist, a licensed educational psychologist with a BCBA-D, a social worker, and a parent educator. Most of the children seen through the center are between the ages of one and eleven, depending on the concern. Children ages one through eight are appropriate for evaluation of Autism Spectrum disorders or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Children ages five through 11 are appropriate for evaluation for Attention Deficit Disorder. There is no age limit for children to be evaluated for Tourette Syndrome.
If we determine that the referral is appropriate, paperwork is sent to the family and others, such as teachers, Early Interventionists, or day care providers, for completion. When this information is returned to the Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center, it is reviewed, and the child is scheduled or put on a wait-list.
Evaluations in the Neurodevelopmental Clinic may take one-and-a-half to three hours, depending on the needs of the child. During this time our team will:
- learn more about your child’s medical, behavioral, and developmental history
- observe your child as he or she plays and interacts with others
- complete diagnostic and developmental assessments
The team will then provide you with feedback about what we’ve learned and make recommendations for further evaluation or treatment. At the end of the appointment, you will be given an information sheet outlining our findings. You will receive a more extensive written report in about a month. Much of the report is devoted to recommendations for intervention and education.
Evaluations in the ADD/Tourette clinic may take one-and-a-half to two hours, depending on the needs of the child. During this time our team will review information from the family and educational systems to see if the information gathered qualifies the child for a diagnosis.
Referrals to the Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center must be made by the child’s primary care provider. This can be done by calling 304-293-1217 or faxing our referral form to 304-293-1216. (Call 304-293-1217 to request a copy of our referral form.)
If our team does not think your child can be well-served by our clinic, we can offer you information about more appropriate resources. While the Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center does not offer intensive, ongoing treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, we can provide resources for that treatment across the state of West Virginia.