FREQUENT QUESTIONS

HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY CHILD NEEDS NEURODEVELOPMENT CARE?

If your child has:

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  • Some developmental difficulties, that is, there are delays in development that worry you or attract your attention.

  • Important prenatal or postnatal history

  • He has been referred for an evaluation by the staff of the Educational Institution due to difficulties in his academic performance, attention, socialization

  • Have been referred by your doctor, pediatrician, or other professional for an evaluation

IF I REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WILL MY CHILD BE EVALUATED?

No, evaluation is an option but it does not apply to all cases, each case is different and the child's needs will be discussed with the parents at the first appointment.

ARE ALL THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL, PSYCHOPEDAGOGICAL, DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATIONS THE SAME?

No, each evaluation is different, the number of appointments depends on the case, age, needs, etc.

WHO IS TRAINED TO EVALUATE NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS?

Only Developmental Pediatricians, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists with training and accreditation in the use of Specific Psychological Instruments created for the Diagnosis of the different Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

WHAT SHOULD AN EVALUATION BE LIKE TO DETECT ANY DIFFICULTY IN MY CHILD?

Professionals must have accreditation for the use of certain psychological tests and, in the case of the most general, expertise, which means that we have experience in the use of them.


In the case of evaluations to determine Autism Spectrum Disorders, for example, there must be accreditation and also expertise in the so-called “ gold standard assessment measures ”.

HOW SHOULD A THERAPY PROCESS BE LIKE FOR MY CHILD IN THE AREA OF NEURODEVELOPMENT?

Currently the Research has allowed us to know and develop efficient intervention techniques directed to the cases according to their particularities. According to the great Research groups in the area of Psychology in the world (American Psychology Association, Latin American Neuropsychology Association, etc.) they recommend the so-called Evidence-Based Intervention techniques. These are those created based on scientific research. This does not mean that the classical therapy processes cannot be positive but they are not the only option and in cases such as Autism Spectrum Disorders much less.

IN OTHER COUNTRIES CAN I FIND BETTER CARE FOR MY CHILD?

Each country has advantages and disadvantages in terms of intervention in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. In Neurodevelopment Quito, the training has been carried out with professionals from the MIND INSTITUTE of California, Center of excellence for the care of these Disorders. With great tranquility we can say that the services we provide, even before said training, follow the principles of quality care of this Institution, we have the necessary accreditations, certifications and expertise in addition to the most important, responsibility, respect and commitment to the families

WHAT IS THE PROCESS SO THAT MY CHILD CAN BE CARED FOR IN NEURODEVELOPMENT QUITO?

The first appointment is made only with parents or in the case of adult patients with the interested party to know the needs, type of case and steps to follow.

HOW CAN I ACCESS A DIFFERENTIAL PRICE?

At Neurodesarrollo Quito we believe that all children deserve good care. You must mention it in the first appointment so that a short form is given to you and in that way you can access a differential price.

WHO WILL CARE FOR ME?

Initially the director but according to the specific needs of any of the people on the professional team. One of the three pillars of Neurodesarrollo Quito care is training, so Psychologists or students in training, in the first appointment you will be asked if you would allow one of them to observe the appointments, in case you do not agree don't worry, the attention is exactly the same. The tranquility of the families is the most important thing.