FASD & Substance Exposure Testing
Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause a range of disorders known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). The most severe effects of this disorder are called fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). If only some of the clinical signs of prenatal exposure to alcohol are present, the term fetal alcohol effects (FAE) is used. Exposure to other substances (opioids, cannabis, polysubstance use) or toxins (lead, mercury) may also impact a child’s development.
Through fetal alcohol syndrome testing and FASD testing, we can evaluate if a child’s cognitive or behavioral development has been or may be impacted by prenatal substance exposure. Then we can create a personalized intervention and treatment plan to provide the best possible quality of life. Contact CNLD Testing & Therapy at (734) 994-9466 to learn more about FAS testing.
Diagnosis Is the First Step toward Effective FAS Treatment
Individuals with FASDs or other substance exposure typically have neurologically-based challenges like developmental delays and learning disabilities. A spectrum disorder, such as FASD, means that it affects people in different ways, with varying degrees of severity, and at different times in their development. FASDs and exposure to other substances can include delays in several areas of functioning, including social functioning, communication skills, motor skills, and overall intellectual potential.
ASD doesn’t impact just one person. The entire family feels the stress of the person’s behavioral issues. Early assessment and intervention are key to helping parents and teachers plan effectively and appropriately to best help the client educationally, socially, and psychologically. Fetal alcohol syndrome testing evaluates a person’s:
- Deductive Reasoning
- Mood Shifts
- Learning Difficulties
- Impulse Controls
- Social Skills
- Focus and Attention
There are a number of interventions that can help your child or teen meet their potential. Fetal alcohol syndrome testing can provide an intervention plan that serves as a roadmap with specific directions about where to turn and how to address any struggles. Instead of wandering in the dark and trying desperately to discover your child’s abilities within the context of their struggles, we can support you through a team of caring professionals who will enlighten the path and guide you to positive, strength-based solutions.