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Adult Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)is an umbrella term that is used to describe the diverse range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol – that is, when an individual's birth mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy. FASD is a lifelong condition. Around 2-5% of the population are thought to have FASD.


What does the ANTS Adult FASD Clinic do?


At the ANTS Adult FASD Clinic, we see adults with a suspected diagnosis of FASD for diagnostic assessments. If a diagnosis is made, we can then see the person for cognitive rehabilitation and/or other interventions to help the person better cope with the effects of FASD.


Who would benefit from the ANTS Adult FASD Clinic?


This clinic was developed to clarify diagnosis for adults who may be living with FASD who were never previously assessed for this condition.

This clinic would benefit a person who struggles withmemory, language, attention, emotion egulation,orhigher-level thinking skillsand who knows or suspects that their birth mother consumed alcohol when she was pregnant with them.


Adult FASD Assessment Costs


Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment is typically billed between$1,000 and $2,800, depending on the referral question, complexity and funder. Because FASD diagnostic assessments require more testing than a standard neuropsychological assessment, costs start from$2,500.

However, in cases where there is no third-party funder (e.g., NDIS, other insurer, workplace), we offer a highly discounted adult FASD diagnostic assessment, at a total cost of$1,232, which includes a feedback session.


Interested?

If you are interested or would like to find out more, contact us by calling1300 224 331or completing anonline enquiry