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New England Pediatric Institute of Neurodevelopment

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New England Pediatric Institure of Neurodevelopment
555 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
P: (401) 729-6200
F: (401) 729-6203
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If your child has trouble in school and hates to read, he or she may have a learning disability called dyslexia. Dyslexia is an inherited neurobiological disorder caused by a brain that does not recognize and process certain symbols, such as letters and symbol-sound relationships. It affects 5-8 percent of the country’s school-age children. Even in children who are intelligent, dyslexia makes it hard to:

  • Sound out words or substitute words in a sentence.
  • Read smoothly.
  • Read and understand what he or she has read.
  • Separate colors.
  • Rhyme words.
  • Spell.
  • Write.

The New England Pediatric Institute for Neurodevelopment has more than 30 years experience helping children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities become better learners. We are affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and accredited by the American Psychiatric Association.

To set up an appointment for us to see your child, call us at (401) 729-6200 and press 3. You can also contact our intake coordinator at intake.nepin@carene.org.

Assessing your child

Our team, based on your child’s needs, could include:

  • Neuropsychologists.
  • Developmental behavioral pediatricians.
  • Pediatric nurse practitioners.
  • Pediatricians.
  • Speech therapists.
  • Physical and occupational therapists.
  • Parent consultant.

Often our team is able to diagnose a child with dyslexia when other practitioners cannot.

Each child is different and each test we do is different, addressing the child’s specific needs. When we evaluate your child with standardized measures, we are looking for:

  • How he or she understand what is read.
  • How quickly he or she can read.
  • How he or she remembers what is read.
  • How well he or she understands the sound structure of words, called phonological awareness.
  • How well he or she can write and spell.

We will also gather information about your child’s medical and school history to include in our overall assessment. Based on the test results, and talks with you, we will recommend treatment for your child and give you a detailed report.

Let us help

To set up an appointment for us to see your child, call us at (401) 729-6200 and press 3. You can also contact our intake coordinator at intake.nepin@carene.org.