Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Evaluations
PANDAS Evaluations - consist of a medical history and neurological examination, as well as an interview with the individual and his/her family to assess psychosocial functioning. This evaluation will assess what neuropsychiatric disorders are currently evident and identify other disorders that need to be ruled out. Diagnostic evaluations include information about the individual's developmental history, current and past problems associated with behavior, mood, social and academic functioning, and family history.
These evaluations review cognitive and developmental functioning, language functioning and medical etiologies. Recommendations are made at the conclusion of the evaluation for services that, in the opinion of the team, would be most beneficial to address the identified problems. In addition, laboratory testing is frequently used to help identify any underlying medical basis of symptoms. Treatment is tailored to the child's history and clinical presentation.