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Behavior and Neurodevelopment

We evaluate and coordinate care for:

  • Autism

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

  • Learning disabilities and other academic difficulties

  • Neurofibromatosis

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Developmental delays

  • Intellectual disability

  • Other challenges to mental, social, emotional, or academic development

Clinical Evaluation

Prior to the child's first visit, parents and those involved in the child's daily life (the child’s school teachers, daycare staff and caregivers) will answer various questions about the child’s activity and behavior and may complete specific questionnaires. This information gives the care team a more clear understanding of the child's background and allows them to make the most accurate diagnosis. Throughout the child's first visit and the course of his or her treatment, our team works closely with the family and conducts a thorough evaluation, using the most up-to-date standardized tests and measures to ensure growth and development goals are achieved. Our goal, using quantitative and qualitative measures, clinical observations and multiple visits, is to provide each family with a clear diagnosis, treatment recommendations and referrals for improved overall functioning of our patients.

Assessment to Support Growth

Our care team uses special techniques that are play-based to help evaluate a behaviorally or developmentally delayed child.  We conduct specific evaluations to clarify diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or administer lengthier batteries to asses whether academic difficulties may be a result of dyslexia, executive function skill deficits or processing problems. Our team will complete an assessment and refer each patient to appropriate centers for interventions based on our clinical conclusions. We provide medication management, case management, and medical advise where appropriate and applicable. We do not provide ongoing therapy or mental health services, but will be happy to refer our families to appropriate services or recommend treatment modalities. 

Continued Follow-Up Care

Routine appointments are made with the child at the Stramski Center to encourage continued growth and development and to track progress. The number of visits a child needs per year are based upon the child’s diagnosis and condition.

Behavior and Neurodevelopment Team
Dr. Gary Feldman, MD

Behavior and Neurodevelopment Director

Behavioral Pediatrician

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Dr. Ioana Pal, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Psychological Testing Director

Stramski & Children's Village locations

Dr. Katie Yamauchi, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Stramski & Children's Village locations

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