Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment (RNDA)
Rapidly assessing neurodevelopment with non-specialists, so that we can start children on support pathways earlier
Developed by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation, the RNDA simplifies early identification of children who are neuro-developmentally not-on-track. We are establishing validation of the RNDA-Aus within the cultural context of Australia. It directly observes children’s behaviour (from 0-16 years), not reliant on parent-report. It identifies severity of impairment, rather than the presence or absence of impairment. It is functional, rather than norm-based, allowing children from diverse backgrounds to perform their very best. It can be delivered by specialists and non-specialists, as long as they have received training in administration.