|Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic - MDEC
|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
|Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Patients and Physicians can learn more about a variety of child and adolescent behavioral health concerns by visiting the University of Michigan's YourChild website.
Child Behavioral Health (CBH)
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Health Library on autism: Search Results: autism
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.
|Clinic Contact Information
Patient: 734-232-7888 (MDEC Clinic Nurse)
734-615-2440 (MDEC Fax)
|Clinic Location Sites
CS Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voightlander Women’s Hospital
Floor 6. Reception C.
Pediatric Brain & Neurological Conditions
|UM Consulting Physician
Angela Giacoletti Argento, PhD
Martha Carlson, MD, PhD
Lynn Driver, MS, CCC-SLP