Clinical/Evaluative Programs

International Developmental Evaluation and Assessment Services Program (IDEAS)

The University of Miami’s IDEAS program assists families from outside the United States with concerns about their infant and toddler’s development. The family will be seen by an interdisciplinary team of professionals who will evaluate the child’s cognition, communication, fine motor, gross motor, social, and/or adaptive development. Once the evaluation is complete, the team will meet with the family to discuss results and generate specific recommendations about the child’s developmental needs. A written report and appropriate developmental materials will be provided to the family within two weeks.

Who is at risk for Developmental Delay?

  • Children born extremely premature with a birth weight under 1500 grams
  • Children with neonatal asphyxia or intraventricular hemorrhage (grade III or IV)
  • Children with genetic or metabolic disorders such as down syndrome or phenylketonuria
  • Children with neurological abnormalities such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, bacterial meningitis, and seizures
  • Children with significant sensory impairments
  • Children with attachment disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders

The interdisciplinary team consists of:

  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Parent Educator

If you would like to schedule an evaluation or would like additional information, please contact:
Silvia Fajardo-Hiriart, M.D.
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