It has been suggested that as many as 2% of all Australian babies may be born with some form of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The effects of FASD vary considerably and it is sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible disability’ as it often goes undetected, whether it be overlooked, ignored, attributed to another known non-genetic condition or even simply blamed on ‘poor’ parenting or post birth environments. Dr Doug Shelton provides insight into this condition, addressing how FASD is common, chronic and expensive, but is also a disorder that is responsive to intervention and one that can be prevented with the correct measures.
- Outline the variables involved in the development of FASD
- Discuss the prevalance of FASD in diffferent groups of people
- Discuss the presentation of FASD in children and adults and its diagnosis
- Explain disabilities and comorbidites associated with FASD
- What are the protective factors for FASD?
- Understand the economic costs of FASD on the country's healthcare, education and justice systems
FASD - The Most Important Developmental Disorder in Australia (24 mins of CPD)
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