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:

  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Talkative
  • Bright in some areas: artistic, musical, or athletic
  • Willing
  • Helpful
  • Generous

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?

  • You will talk with our Administrator so that we can do an “intake” for you in our records system
  • you will provide medical records and school records for your child for us to review
  • You will meet with one of our staff members to tell us about your child
  • We have a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals which include a pediatrician, neuropsychologist, speech language therapist, occupational therapists, a counselor and FASD specialist.
  • Each professional does an assessment of your child.
  • 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.