|When I go to the doctor for an assessment, what should I bring with me?
Bring as much information as you can. This helps with the diagnosis. Gather the following:
- History of the birth mother’s alcohol use, if possible
- Any medical history available on the birth mother
- Photos of the birth mother and father, if available
- Medical records of your child’s physical exams, including documentation of your child’s physical growth and development
- Medical records or personal notes of health problems such as hearing or vision problems, muscle weakness or seizures
- Medical records or personal notes about potential central nervous system problems; for example, odd logic, inability to concentrate or stay on task, developmental delays, and other things you’ve observed
- Results of neuropsychological tests or other assessments
- School records that document academic progress and problems; also IEPs (Individualized Education Plans), if appropriate
- Photos of your child (ideally from birth through present)
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