Assessment and diagnostic services may or may not lead to a confirmed diagnosis of FASD. The process of diagnosis for FASD includes assessment in 10 different brain domains as outlined in the Diagnostic Guidelines. The diagnostic process also includes a collection of current and historical information regarding the individual.
Diagnostic services are completed by a multi-disciplinary team whose members include a physician/pediatrician, psychologist, speech language pathologist and other professionals, depending on the age of the individual.
An FASD diagnosis may not be immediately available, in cases where:
- a child is too young to be diagnosed
- there is not enough existing information
- prenatal alcohol exposure is not presently confirmed
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