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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training

Our FASD course enables attendees to recognise signs and symptoms of the disorder as well as the screening and diagnosis of FASD.
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Learn how FASD affect across the lifespan of an individual and outline tools and strategies for the support, care and education of someone affected with FASD.

What is FASD? What is Prenatal alcohol exposure? What are the different categories of FASD? How is FASD diagnosed? What is a FASD assessment? What diagnostic criteria is needed for FASD? What discriminating features and associated features are there in the physical development of a young child? How is the central nervous system involved within FASD? What is Atypical brain development? How does FASD affect the brains development? What are some neurodevelopmental areas of assessment? How are cognitive functions be affected? What is the difference between being hyper-sensitive and hypo-sensitive? What behavioural dysfunctions can be involved with FASD? What is the difference between normal functioning and FASD functioning?

Our Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder course will help you to answer the questions above and more.

In the UK, as many as 1 in 13 babies born to mothers who drink during their pregnancy are affected by FASD

Through our FASD course, you will gain an understanding of what FASD is. You will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of the disorder. You will learn and understand the screening and diagnosis. You will learn to identify how FASD affects across the lifespan of an individual. You will learn how to outline the tools and strategies for the support, care and education of an individual affected with FASD. You will also learn the different categories of FASD and how each affect the lifespan of an individual.

What does Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training cover?

  • The different categories of FASD and how each impact/ affect the lifespan of an individual.
  • Understand what prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is.
  • Understand how FASD is diagnosed.
  • Recognise what a FASD assessment is and who carries out the comprehensive assessment.
  • Understand the physical affects FASD has on an individual.
  • Gain knowledge of how the brain is affected by FASD during development.

Who is our Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training for?

Our Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder course is for anyone who looks after, supports or cares for children with FASD. Our course will give you the information to understand how the child’s development may have been delayed because of FASD as well as how their brain is affected.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

By the end of the course, you will be able to…

    • Discuss the differential diagnosis of FASD in children.
    • Discuss the difference between normal functioning and FASD functioning.
    • Recognise the different ways cognitive functions can affect an individual’s development.
    • Be able to understand the neurodevelopmental areas of assessment.
    • Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies that will help improve knowledge about FASD.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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