Cree Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Clinic (CNDC)
What is it?
The Cree Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Clinic (CNDC) is a regional mobile clinic that assesses youth for the possible presence of a disability. Assessment approaches include neuropsychology, occupational therapy, speech and language assessments and consultations with the developmental pediatrician.
Who is it for?
The service is offered to Cree youth from ages seven to 17 who have challenges requiring an assessment with more than one professional.
Where is it offered?
An assessment is coordinated through your local CMC, but it can take place in a variety of places, including the CMC or your home.
How does it work?
The youth will be seen by a series of professionals who will perform formal and informal assessments and evaluations. These can be activities, games, puzzles and paper tasks. The youth and the caregiver will receive a verbal report and, later, a written report with recommendations.
How long does it last?
Each assessment could take approximately three to six hours. Caregivers and other partners will need to complete questionnaires. A report is produced within three months.
How can I get this service?
The youth must be referred to receive this service. To learn more about receiving this service, talk to a physician or nurse your local CMC.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about this service in your community, contact your local CMC.