Dufferin Wellington Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 FASD

Diagnostic Information

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a medical diagnosis. The Canadian Diagnostic standards recommends a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach by used to obtain an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive assessment of the individuals functional abilities.


GUELPH-WELLINGTON FASD DIAGNOSTIC TEAM


The Guelph-Wellington assessment and diagnostic team provides comprehensive assessments following the Canadian guidelines for diagnosis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) in 2015.


FASD is a neurodevelopmental disability resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.  Individuals with FASD can experience complex behavioural and intellectual challenges that persist throughout the lifespan and can become increasingly complicated if unsupported. The need for early and accurate diagnosis is critical for improving outcomes and quality of life. (CANFASD, December 14, 2015)


GUELPH-WELLINGTON FASD DIAGNOSTIC TEAM CORE TEAM MEMBERS


Pediatric Neurologist

Psychologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Clinical Coordinator/Psychometrist


WHO IS ELIGIBLE


  • Confirmed report of prenatal alcohol exposure
  • Between the ages of 2 and 18 years old living within Guelph-Wellington County
  • When an individuals developmental, behavioural, mental health concerns are complex, and a diagnosis is               needed to inform and coordinate treatment planning.    


REFERRALS


For more information on questions please contact Pamela Brown, Clinical Coordinator at 1-844-264-2993 ext. 2541.  To make a referral please call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE 247).