Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD)

Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD)

It is 45 years since FASD was first named in a Lancet article. FASD represents a syndrome with a range of physical and neurological damage caused primarily by the mother consuming alcohol whilst pregnant. However, current evidence would suggest there remains limited knowledge regarding FASD. The most common presentations for FASD remain behavioural (e.g. inattention, conduct issues or social communication issues) and educational (e.g. failure to progress, difficulties with math and lower than expected achievements). Whilst it is not the remit of teachers to diagnose, work undertaken in primary school settings has identified that teachers who are able to recognise difficulties and support referral to specialist diagnostic services can lead to better outcomes. This ebook looks at how various countries around the world are learning and developing systems to recognise and help those with FASD.

A Therapeutic Approach to Learning Through Creative Storytelling,An evidence-based training and support course for caregivers of children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in New Zealand,Behaviour and adaptive functioning in children and young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a UK study,Exploring the experiences of birth mothers whose children have been diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a qualitative study,FASD: the current situation in the UK,Finding answers, improving outcomes: a case study of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network,Responding to FASD: what social and community service professionals do in the absence of diagnostic services and practice standards,Stigma as a dominant discourse in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder,Substance use, comorbid psychiatric disorders and suicide attempts in adult FASD patients,The UK & Ireland incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): A New Study

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