Fetal Alcohol Effects Testing in Oakland County MI
Approximately 57.3% of Michigan women aged 18-44 drink alcohol, according to the CDC. The consumption of alcohol is not inherently an issue, but doing so while pregnant can lead to fetal alcohol effects in children. These conditions, known as FAE, impact a child’s motor skills, mood, memory, behaviors, physical appearance, and much more. If a child in your care may have been exposed to alcohol before birth, you may be in need of fetal alcohol effects testing in Oakland County MI.
Oakland Neuropsychology Center
4190 Telegraph Rd, Suite 2700
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Our office is open for FAE testing Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an intake consultation or learn more about the testing process, please reach out to (248) 644-9466.
What Are Fetal Alcohol Effects?
Fetal alcohol effects are the result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. They can manifest into fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) or fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAEs and FASDs affect many areas of a child’s day-to-day life, including:
- Limited Social Skills and Trouble Working in Peer Groups
- Issues with Task Transitions, Planning and Organizing
- Inability to Understand the Consequences for Actions
- Memory Lapses and Mood Shifts
- Poor Balance and Coordination
- Difficulty Communicating with Others
- Hyperactivity and Difficulty Focusing/Staying on Task
- Poor Impulse Control
- Learning Disabilities and Intellectual Disorders
They may also result in birth defects and physical deformities, depending on the severity of the alcohol exposure. Through fetal alcohol effects testing, we can pinpoint the underlying conditions impacting a child’s mental health and behavioral development. This puts caretakers on the best course for intervention and support. If you’re interested in FAE testing in Oakland County MI, contact us at (248) 644-9466.
Comprehensive Neuropsychological Testing Services
In addition to fetal alcohol effects testing, we provide a variety of psychological testing and neuropsychological testing services. Our neuropsychologists specialize in testing for children and teens, including ADHD testing, autism testing, learning disabilities testing, nonverbal learning disorders testing, and much more. When you contact Oakland Neuropsychology Center, we can evaluate your needs to determine the best assessment path for your child.