Neurodevelopmental Follow Up
The Cardon Children’s Neurodevelopmental Follow Up Program is dedicated to children in their first years of life, when their development is most crucial.
It is part of the Banner Evaluation, Development, Growth and Enrichment (EDGE) Programs. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (480) 412-7114.
The Neurodevelopmental Follow Up Program is recommended for infants who were born early and have spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is also available for children ages 0 to 3 whose primary care provider has specific concerns about their patient’s development. Recommendations regarding the assessments and interventions will be provided to the primary care provider. Professionals providing the services include neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and neuropsychologists.
This program focuses on several important skills:
- Communication and language skills, such as using words
- Fine motor movement such as finger feeding or coloring
- Body balance, movement and strength, including sitting, crawling and walking
- Social development
- Self-care skills such as feeding and dressing
- Evaluations for conditions that present later in growth and development
Children are seen in the Neurodevelopmental Follow Up Program about one month after discharge from the hospital, and then periodically throughout their development. Physicians and other community providers can refer children to the program.