Office Re-Opening Procedures in the COVID-19 Era

Effective June 5, 2020 The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. In order to continue to serve our clients and patients, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting, LLC has put in place the following preventative measures…

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Overcoming Overwhelm

Moving out of apathy, anxiety, and stress and into focused intention and clarity Feeling overwhelmed is a common experience for most people. Whether you are trying to start a new project, achieve a goal, or just survive the daily activities during a pandemic, you’ve more than likely experienced the state of overwhelm. In this state,…

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Career Decisions During Uncertain Times

What if you could make career decisions with intentionality and clarity, even in uncertain economic times? Or re-evaluate and redesign your career to better align with your values, interests, strengths, and abilities? Or find a career field that matches your unique skills and abilities, even if you have a learning disability, attention problem, or other…

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Practice Updates Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

Update April 3, 2020 Our office may be closed to in-person appointments, but Dr. Manfredi is available for limited virtual evaluation and consultation services, including ASD and ADHD diagnostic evaluations, screening evaluations, career assessments, and consultation services, including IEP/documentation reviews and virtual consultation meetings. Additionally, Dr. Manfredi is looking forward to completing additional training in order…

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What is “Educational Autism?”

Recently, I’ve been hearing the term “educational autism” floating around. It has been used by parents, school professionals, and other clinicians. Most often, there is confusion surrounding the term and no one knows what it means. The reason there is such confusion is that “educational autism” is not really a “thing;” my best understanding of…

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Extended Time for Attention Problems

Extended time is one of the most common accommodations given to individuals with attention problems. It is usually granted on the assumption that the person is easily distracted when completing tasks and, therefore, needs a longer time to complete them. While this assumption may be true for some people with attention problems, it is not true…

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When Working Hard Doesn’t Work for Learning

Hard work is a value that is often celebrated and rewarded in American culture. The notion that anyone can do anything that they want as long as they work hard is an ingrained belief for American society. But what happens when working hard simply isn’t working? Many children and adults with learning or developmental differences…

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The Differences Between Public and Private Educational Evaluations

When a child is struggling with learning, parents may wonder what to do. Usually, the first step is to get a comprehensive evaluation in order to identify the nature and severity of the child’s problem and determine what interventions are likely to be useful and helpful. Under the Child Find provision of IDEA, states are required to…

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When to Consider a Psychoeducational or Neuropsychological Evaluation for your Child

Parents of children with special needs or those facing behavioral or emotional challenges are often told to have their children “evaluated.” Similarly, adults with learning differences or challenges, neurological injuries or illnesses, or behavioral and emotional concerns may be told to get an “evaluation.” But what will an evaluation tell you about your child (or…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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