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Neurodevelopment Clinic

Gundersen Health System's Neurodevelopment Center offers a comprehensive, team approach to treating children with neurodevelopment disorders.

Primary care providers, teachers, therapists, social workers and parents may refer patients to the Neurodevelopment Center.

The Center is comprised of four specialty areas: Neurodevelopment Clinic, Spina Bifida Clinic, Coordinated CP/Multi-Handicapped Clinic and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Neurodevelopment Clinic

  • A two-day, multidisciplinary, diagnostic evaluation.
  • Members of the evaluation team may include professionals from Developmental Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Neuropsychology, Audiology, Social Services, Nutrition Services and Physiatry.
  • Family informational session done one month after evaluation.
  • Registered nurse and developmental pediatrician staff the Neurodevelopment Clinic.
  • Long-term case management for disability.
  • Care coordination linking local and tertiary care center.
  • Follow patients from birth to 21 years.

Spina Bifida Clinic

  • Multidisciplinary team approach with professionals from Pediatrics, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy, Physiatry, Occupational Therapy, Bowel and Bladder Management, Pediatric Urology, Social Services and Nutrition Services.
  • Meets two times per year with each child being seen every six months or annually, depending on need.
  • Clinical registered nurse coordinator for children and families.
  • Follow patients from birth to 21 years.

Coordinated Cerebral Palsy/Multihandicapped Clinic

  • Multidisciplinary team approach with professionals from Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurology, Developmental Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Physiatry, Orthotics, Nutrition Services and Social Services.
  • Pre-clinic phone assessment with parents to discuss current needs and issues.
  • Pre and post-clinical staffing.
  • Follow children with CP or multiple physical handicaps to provide efficient, coordinated care. Each child seen every six months or annually, depending on need.
  • Follow patients from birth to 21 years.

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Consultation with developmental and behavioral pediatrician for:
    • Developmental issues
    • Behavioral concerns
    • Learning problems
  • Questionnaire and records are often requested prior to evaluation to provide proper background information.
  • Follow patients from birth to 21 years.
  • Serve as advocates for each child to ensure that he or she receives the proper care and needed services.

Financial Support

Services at the Neurodevelopment Clinic are provided on a fee for service basis. Financial concerns can be addressed by talking to the Neurodevelopment nurse.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® may provide funding for staffing and/or equipment needs.

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