Fetal Alcohol Effects Testing in Michigan
Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) is part of a larger group of conditions known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). These disorders result from a child being exposed to alcohol before being born. The most severe form of FAE is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). However, children can fall anywhere within the FASD spectrum.
Psychological testing is used to determine if a child has FAE and what the severity of those effects may be. Oakland Neuropsychology Center is a trusted provider of fetal alcohol effects testing in Michigan. Our office is located at:
Oakland Neuropsychology Center
4190 Telegraph Rd, Suite 2700
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule a consultation or to learn more about FAE testing, contact us at (248) 644-9466.
Psychological Struggles from Fetal Alcohol Effects (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)
The physical symptoms of FASDs may be noticeable at an early age, including limb deformities, small eyes, delayed physical growth, and small head circumference. The psychological effects may take time to notice as the child’s brain and motor skills develop. FAE and FASDs affect many areas of a child’s day-to-day life, including:
- Poor Communication Skills
- Unbalanced Movements
- Struggles with Social Skills and Getting Along with Others
- Difficulty Focusing and Staying on Task
- Limited Impulse Control
- Rapid Mood Shifts
- Hyperactive Behaviors
- Problems Switching between Tasks and Adjusting to New Tasks
- Difficulty Problem-Solving or Seeing the Consequences to Actions
- Memory Lapses
- Learning Disabilities and Other Intellectual Disorders
These symptoms also overlap other conditions, including ADHD and neurological disorders. Our psychological exam will pinpoint the root cause of your child’s struggles so you can seek the appropriate treatment. Call (248) 644-9466 to get started.
Early Detection Leads to Early Treatment
An early diagnosis leads to fast, effective treatment as quickly as possible. If you think your child may have FAE, pursue fetal alcohol effects testing in Michigan right away. After the evaluation, we can refer you to FAE/FAS specialists near you so you can provide the best quality of life for your child.