Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
The Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic (MDEC) accepts referrals for the evaluation of children under the age of 5 years with suspected autistic spectrum disorders, including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Asperger Syndrome . Referrals for an initial evaluation/diagnosis as well as for second opinions are welcome.
The diagnostic team consists of a Pediatric Psychologist, a Pediatric Neurologist and a Speech Pathologist
MDEC does not accept patients for treatment or for children over the age of 5 years for evaluation.
Physician referrals are needed for insurance reimbursement for each of the 3 components of the evaluation - Speech, Neurology, and Psychology.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
Time to Appointment is generally within 8-12 weeks.
All referrals to MDEC are triaged by the faculty to ensure that this clinic is the most appropriate to respond to the referral question. If a referral patient is not best served by MDEC, a phone call will be made to notify the referring physician.
The clinic coordinator will contact the family to schedule an appointment once our intake process is complete.
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS Patients: See Careweb
External Patients: Relevant Patient medical records or other evaluations may be faxed to MDEC, Pediatric Neurology.
One consult should be written for each of the 3 MDEC clinicians (Consult for MDEC Neurology, MDEC Psychology, and MDEC Speech.