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My family is traveling to Washington DC to see the only one in the US that is familiar with deaf children.<br><br>
What kinds of tests do they do? I'm not quite sure what this person does, can someone explain? (We are going because our lawyer told us to...that's all I know)
 

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We've not seen one but I hate it you didn't get replies. I think they assess development basically. I wonder why the lawyer didn't tell you why he/she wants you to go? It seems like a big deal to do for no reason. I don't get that.<br><br>
I did do a google and came up with this where they were showing deaf kids over-all development delayed and I think using it to assess/follow up on progress with implants. <a href="http://www.laryngoscope.com/pt/re/laryngoscope/abstract.00005537-200304000-00035.htm;jsessionid=LmCTJrsJS1SgNG0Gh8P4T1TFmVn1ZZcMJ074T2R2DwgXgCBKCBjQ!832702866!181195628!8091!-1" target="_blank">http://www.laryngoscope.com/pt/re/la...195628!8091!-1</a> and here is a link on pediatric neuropsychology <a href="http://www.pediatricneuropsychology.com/" target="_blank">http://www.pediatricneuropsychology.com/</a><br><br>
If the lawyer is involved in a suit maybe he/she wants to show that the hearing impairment is affecting development?<br><br>
I'd want to know why I'm going!<br><br>
But beyond that we've done a lot of evaluations and while not specifically with a neuropsychologist I would expect some testing that, depending on the age of your child, looks a lot like play to her. And some questions for you too. You could always call the office and ask what to expect! I hope it goes well and is helpful!
 

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I would think that we are trying to figure out if she is cognatively impaired or if her delays are just caused by her hearing loss. I believe we are looking at that, and that is why we need to see *this* doctor.<br><br>
So, I guess the question is, what tests does the neuropsychologist do to look for brain damage?
 

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I think it depends somewhat on the age of the kiddo - in our case, at 4, it involved play with things like blocks, doll figures, etc, to see how her skills compared to her peers. They also had her do things like stand still, play with a ball, draw with a pencil, etc., basic kid activities to assess development. Are you seeing someone at Gaulludet?
 

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DD just turned 5. We are headed to Gallaudet for the July 4th week-end. Should be interesting....maybe fun.
 
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