The Neurodevelopmental Genetics clinic at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital is a fully comprehensive clinic aimed at improving the lives of children that have a neurodevelopmental disorder with a suspected underlying genetic basis for that condition. In this clinic, neurodevelopmental paediatricians are assisted by genetic counsellors.
The neurodevelopmental paediatrician will provide a complete evaluation of the patient while the genetic counsellor will be present to help discuss all aspects of genetic testing including pre-test counselling for genetic testing, the genetic basis of disease, discuss all possible outcomes including what a positive result may mean for the family and also the benefits and limitations of genetic testing.
A genetic diagnosis can be important to determine prognosis and recurrence risks for future pregnancies. Our team will interpret the results in the context of the patient’s family history to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and if necessary, recommend further genetic testing.