Why is diagnosis important?
Due to their strengths, parents, teachers and others often don’t discover their deficits and set expectations they cannot meet.
Strengths may include:
- Bright in some areas: artistic, musical, or athletic
What are the benefits of a diagnosis?
- Provides answers and may lead to changes in expectations for individuals, families, and providers
- Creates eligibility for services
- Facilitates appropriate interventions and support
What is the process?
- We have a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals which include a developmental pediatrician, neuropsychologist, speech language therapist, occupational therapists, a counselor and FASD specialist.
- Each professional does an assessment of your child on clinic day.
- You will meet with one of our staff members to tell us about your child.
- After the clinic day, the team puts together a comprehensive medical summary report of your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses and we provide recommendations and resources for helping your child.