Diagnosis involves a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that includes a history, physical examination, and neurodevelopmental assessment.


A team of professionals is often involved in providing the necessary assessments to make the final diagnosis and includes:

  • Physician
  • Psychologist or Neuropsychologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker


The following brain functions or domains are evaluated by a diagnostic team during a FASD assessment:

  • Motor skills
  • Neuroanatomy/neurophysiology (brain structure)
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Academic achievement
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Executive function, including impulse control and hyperactivity
  • Affect Regulation
  • Adaptive behaviour, social skills or social communication


FASD Clinical Services

The Peel FASD Clinical Services Team is an inter-agency collaboration providing professional services for assessment and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for children ages birth to 6 years in the Region of Peel.
905-890-9432 x328

Dr. Louise A. Scott, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Paediatric Neuropsychologist
P.O. Box 21016
Paris, ON  N3L 4A5

Dr. Angelo M. Simone, M.D., FRCP(C), FAAP

Paediatrics & Endocrinology
2338 Hurontario Street, Suite 200
Mississauga, ON  L5B 1N1

2015 FASD Diagnostic Guidelines