Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Testing in Oakland County MI
The research on fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders varies greatly, but some studies indicate as much as 1-5% of children may have FASDs. These conditions result from exposure to alcohol before birth, and they can result in physical, emotional and behavioral side effects. The best way for a child with FAS or fetal alcohol effects to get support is with a professional diagnosis. This can aid in educational interventions, medical/mental health treatment, and much more.
Oakland Neuropsychology Center offers fetal alcohol syndrome testing in Oakland County MI. Our office is located at:
Oakland Neuropsychology Center
4190 Telegraph Rd, Suite 2700
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Give us a call at (248) 644-9466 to schedule a consultation.
How Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosed?
Fetal alcohol syndrome may present physical side effects at birth, but that is not always the case. The psychological and behavioral effects of FAS are diagnosed through neuropsychological testing, available here at Oakland Neuropsychology Center. Psychological symptoms of FAS include:
- Poor Coordination or Balance
- Lapses in Memory
- Issues with Processing Information or Solving Problems
- Delays in Communication Development
- Limited Impulse Control
- Difficulty Getting along with Friends and Peers
- Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders
- Mood Swings
- Hyperactive Behaviors
- Issues with Organizing, Planning, and Task Management
- Misunderstanding the Passing of Time
- Poor Judgment
- Other Struggles Pertaining to Social Skills
If you are in need of fetal alcohol syndrome testing in Oakland County MI, contact us at (248) 644-9466 to schedule a consultation.
An Early Diagnosis Leads to Early Intervention
The symptoms of FAS and other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders can be managed with the right tools, coping strategies, mental health support, and educational environment. With a professional diagnosis early on, you can be properly equipped to help your child navigate life with FAS. We will gladly provide recommendations for fetal alcohol syndrome specialists in the area who can help with intervention planning. Consider the consultation the first step towards a better quality of life for your child.