Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence (NCE)
Since 2014, GHS has provided Genesee County children specialized with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment services. The NCE expands these services to offer children impacted by the Flint Water Crisis comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. The NCE is staffed with highly trained, doctoral level licensed psychologists with additional specialized training in working with children and adolescents who have difficulties. The neuropsychologists has done advanced study in how learning and behavior are related to the developing brain and neural networks. The NCE is an expansion of the GHS assessment services which already provides Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessments for children. The new assessment center houses ASD, FASD, and NCE related to lead exposure from Flint Water.
What is Neuropsychological Assessment?
Children can have difficulties for many reasons. Through administration of a variety of standardized neuro-cognitive and social-emotional measures, parents, educators, and medical personnel gain insight into understanding what is problematic and what is a strength, what educational needs exist for the child, and behavioral health treatment needs.
Neuropsychological assessments provide insights into how a child:
Remembers information both in the should and long term
Uses and understands language
Processes information both visually and orally
Uses cognitive ability in flexible manner
Eligibility for Neuropsychological Assessment
If you are interested in a FREE Medicaid covered neuropsychological assessment for a child/individual the following eligibility criteria is required:
Must be aged 3 through 26 and has not graduated from high school
Must have been living in Flint between April 2014 to present at the time of lead exposure
Currently living in Genesee County
How to Request a Neuropsychological Assessment
Contact the Flint Registry at www.flintregistry.org (they will assist with a screening and referral to NCE
A completed referral form (which can be found here can be submitted along with the following documents if applicable
Neurological/genetic testing documents
School records-individualized education plans/504 plans/behavior plans
The completed referral form should be forwarded to GHS Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence (NCE_via fax to 810-257-3757)
Once the referral is received, NCE will contact the child/individual's parent/guardian and begin the screening process.
If you have any questions regarding this service, please do not hesitate to contact the Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence at (810) 496-5677. We look forward to hearing from you.