Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation

What is a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE)?

A CDE is a comprehensive assessment of your client conducted by Shepherd Center. It may consist of the following:

  • Physiatry
  • Nursing
  • Upper-Extremity Treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Computer Needs Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Seating Evaluation
  • Radiology

A CDE can also include the potential for a consulting physician evaluation, such as urology, gastroenterology, or orthopedics.

The client would undergo medical diagnostics, intervention, treatment plan development, and therapy recommendations as determined by the team. This model serves:

  • A person who has multiple unresolved issues or who has possibly been misdiagnosed.
  • A person who has completed rehabilitation but has not been given an opportunity to work in a specialized setting with exposure to equipment improving quality of life.
  • A person who has experienced a decline in functional ability.
  • A person who requires specific evaluations to settle a medical/legal case.

Request a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation.