Medical Interventions: Assessment and Testing

The following excerpt is taken from Chapter 5 of Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Helpby Mitzi Waltz, copyright 1999 by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. For book orders/information, call (800) 998-9938. Permission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.

  • Assessment
  • Blood tests and EKGs
  • Seizures and seizure-detection tests

If you have prepared a plan of action that prioritizes your areas of concern, this plan will be very helpful to the physician who will be prescribing and managing medication. Your first visit will probably be dedicated