Educational institutions, upon enrollment, usually require IQ tests. It helps give teachers or psychologists a basis of your child’s mental capabilities and limitations, in order for them to plan the appropriate educational intervention for your child.
The only difference of a video EEG from a regular EEG is the video recording of your child during the procedure. It helps the neurologist view what happened before, during and after a seizure episode.
A Computer Assisted Axial Tomography (CAT Scan) does expose you and the baby inside the womb to radiation. Although the level of radiation is considered safe, pregnant women are usually advised not to have a CT scan in order to prevent any damage to the unborn child.
The CAT scan does not hurt. However, if your physician ordered a CAT scan with contrast then that would mean that a dye must be injected to you via an IV route during the procedure. The insertion of IV needle may be painful for our child but the scan itself is not painful at all.
The scoring procedure in the CARS is that standard scores of 30-37 mean your child has mild autism while scores between 38-60 are characterized as severe autism. It is still best to have a certified autism expert or healthcare provider interpret your child’s score.
The Childhood Autism rating Scale (CARS) can help differentiate if your child has autism or another other developmental delay disorder like mental retardation.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a graphic art on which is traced the electrical potential produced by the brain cells, as detected by electrodes placed on the scalp. It is often recommended for diagnosis of disorders associated with the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system.