It is well established that early interventions and diagnosis are critical to supporting healthy outcomes in the future. However, there is a limited body of research focused on FASD diagnosis in preschool aged children and a reluctance among clinicians to provide a definitive diagnosis at this age.
Balancing the story on FASD: 10 FASD research papers released today in the Journal of FASD
We are extremely excited to announce our new special issue published today in the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (JFASD).
Get Topic-Specific Information on FASD from Our Past Webinars
We have had quite the line up of webinars over the past few months! Our topics have ranged from early life adversity to diagnosis to supported employment. We’ve brought in experts from all across Canada to speak on these topics. We wanted to take this opportunity to share the recordings of some of our most popular past webinars so you can continue to stay up to date on the most recent FASD information.
New Webinar: Understanding the FASD Diagnosis
This webinar will provide an overview of the FASD diagnostic guidelines and the process of clinic. It will assist families, service providers and policy makers to better understand the elements that make up an FASD diagnosis and what you can expect during the process.
February is Psychology Month!
Psychology Month is celebrated annually to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists. It aims to teach Canadians how psychology can help them, their families, and their communities live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
The Rounds: Complexities of FASD & Pain
The Rounds in partnership with Soloutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) recently held a virtual event on the complexities on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and pain. The event was led by CanFASD’s Senior Research and Intervention Lead, Dr. Jacqueline Pei, and Dr. Kyle Sue.
Article Summary: Diagnosis of Preschoolers with PAE
Early intervention and diagnosis are key to improving outcomes for people with FASD. Although there is some research on FASD assessment and diagnosis for school-aged children and adolescents, there is limited research with preschool-aged kids.
Top FASD Research Articles of 2020
Every January CanFASD does a literature search for research that was published within the previous year. This year the search revealed over 400 articles published on FASD in 2020.
New Webinar: Assessing Preschoolers with PAE
Register now for our new webinar Assessment of Preschoolers with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. A joint event with the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute and CanFASD, this panel discussion will feature presentations from Dr. Ana Hanlon Dearman and Dr. Ghita Wiebe. It will be a 1-hour event at 1:00 pm eastern time on February 5, 2021. Receiving a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum … Read More
Diagnosing People with FASD using Telehealth
Telehealth has been suggested as an effective means of providing FASD assessment and diagnosis to rural and remote communities. However, only three Manitoba-based studies have explored the effectiveness and experiences of FASD telehealth programs.
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