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Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

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This 29 slide presentation provides an overview of terms associated with  alcohol related disabilities in children, discuss Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) related statistical inconsistencies, as well as explain why the absence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (FAS) related facial features does not guarantee a lack of alcohol related diagnosis.

Intended Audience
  • —Caregivers
    • —Biological Parents
    • —Kinship Care
    • —Adoptive Parents
  • —Speech Language Pathologists
    • —Graduate Students
    • —New Graduates
    • —Clinical Fellows
    • —Change of Career Professionals
  • —Related Professionals
    • —Psychologists
    • —Social Workers
    • —Occupational Therapists
    • —Special Education Teachers

Slide Content:

  • FASD Definition
  • Alcohol linked changes in the brain
  • How is FASD diagnosis made
  • FASD Umbrella Diagnoses Chart
  • List of Current FASD Terms
  • CNS Damage
  • FASD Related US Statistics
  • FAS related diagnostic challenges
  • Maternal Risk Factors
  • The “Controversy of Visibility”
  • How important are the FAS features?
  • Alcohol Related Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits
  • FASD in the Schools
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I: List of Current FASD Terms
  • Helpful Smart Speech Therapy Resources
  • References


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