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Remember, getting an FASD diagnosis is not about “labeling” a child, it’s an opportunity to get the services and support needed to be successful.
If you or someone you know suspects prenatal alcohol exposure, it is important to act early, reach out and pursue an in-depth evaluation of your child.
FASD is diagnosed by a team of professionals from four specific areas: Growth issues, Brain function & structure, Facial features, Prenatal alcohol history.
Identifying individuals who may be affected by an FASD is the first step in getting them connected to the support they will need to reach their full potential.
Signs to look for that may indicate the need for an FASD assessment include.
June 17, 2013
The Academy (American Academy of Pediatrics) has endorsed a statement that recommends primary health care clinicians screen for alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects, mental retardation and neurodevelopmental disorders. An estimated 0.2 to 1.5 cases of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) occur in every 1,000 live births […]
For more complete information on each clinic, CLICK HERE>>> Behavioral Health Service, Inc. (BHSI), North St. Paul Provides neuropsychological evaluations for children ages 3 through adult. The medical portion of the evaluation is completed at the Native American Community Clinic. Bluestem Center Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Clinic, Rochester Provides diagnosis for individuals ages 1 […]
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