Early Childhood Assessment Team

Our ECAT is a dedicated team of professionals passionate about early identification and intervention for young children. Our multidisciplinary team is composed of an early childhood psychologist, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist, who collaborate to provide a comprehensive understanding of your child’s strengths and next steps. Our specialized team has extensive experience evaluating young children.

We use a variety of tools and gather information from a variety of settings (including pre-schools, daycares, and therapy centers) across the core domains of development to support children’s unique needs from birth to 6 years of age. We know that early identification, diagnosis, and ongoing intervention is the most successful course of action for young children with diverse needs.

Our ECAT offers a number of services. Not sure which is right for your family?

Schedule a 30-minute consultation with our early childhood psychologist, Dr. Jenna Ward.

ECAT Diagnostic Evaluation

Early identification of developmental disorders is essential to empowering young children for success. Your child’s brain is particularly susceptible to strategies and supports within the first six years of life. At young ages, development is interwoven and interdependent. It is essential to look across all areas of development with a team based approach when assessing and diagnosing young children. We gather a comprehensive body of information to differentially diagnose in the early years.

Do you have concerns about:

  • Autism
  • AD/HD
  • Behavior
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Relationship Development
  • Speech or Language Development
  • Social Skills

The ECAT Diagnostic Evaluation is ideal for families of children from 18 months up to 6 years of age who have concerns about their child’s development and want a formal diagnostic evaluation. Families will receive a comprehensive evaluation of their child’s development, pertinent medical diagnoses (if applicable), and support and strategies for continued growth.

Developmental Wellness Check

Is your child’s development on track? Often as parents we receive information about our child’s physical health and development and are left wondering about their social, emotional, language, or conceptual development. At times, parents are left to wonder if this is a phase or a sign of a larger concern. Typical development encompasses a wide range of behaviors that can still be challenging to your family’s day-to-day life. Knowing whether your child’s behaviors are typical for their age is important as well as how to support your child through a phase in life where it is typical for behaviors to be challenging.

The Developmental Wellness Check is ideal for families of children from birth up to 6 years of age who want information about how their child is developing. Families will receive in-depth information about their child’s global development as well as strategies to support and enhance the wide spectrum of behavior and skills that are typical for development.

School Readiness Assessment
All children enter school with various strengths and needs. Whether you are wondering if your child has all the skills necessary to be successful or thinking your child may be gifted, a school readiness assessment will provide you with the knowledge and strategies to help. Understanding how your child best learns and what supports the school can put into place will set them up for success from the very beginning.
The School Readiness Assessment is ideal for families of children from 4 to 6 years of age who want information about school strategies to help their child flourish in their first school experiences.