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FASD Elephant™ #010: The Primary Disabilities of FASD

Use this player to listen to the podcast: People with FASD (including FAS) have both primary and secondary disabilities. Primary disabilities are those with which the person is born, such as seizures, sensory integration problems, etc. These are a direct result of the brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure, and the topic of today’s podcast. […]

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FASD Elephant™ #005: The Ten Brain Domains

Click the player below to listen to the podcast The Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic Program (FADP), in Duluth, MN, spearheaded by the Executive Director, Jeanette Lang, and her crack team, has developed the Ten Brain Domains, which provides clear definitions of brain dysfunction, specifies empirical data needed for accurate diagnosis, and defines intervention considerations that address […]

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FASD Elephant™ #004: Other FASD Diagnoses

Click the player below to listen to the podcast Each key feature of FASD can vary widely across individuals exposed to prenatal alcohol. While consensus exists for the diagnosis of FAS across diagnostic systems (see last podcast), minor variations among the systems lead to differences in definitions and cut-off criteria for other diagnoses across the […]

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FASD Elephant™ #002: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) History and Diagnostic Introduction

Click the player below to listen to the podcast History The earliest known observation of possible links between maternal alcohol use and fetal damage may have been made in 1899 by Dr. William Sullivan, a Liverpool prison physician who noted higher rates of stillbirth for 120 alcoholic female prisoners than their sober female relatives and […]

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FASD Elephant™ #001: Definitions and Terminology

Click the player below to listen to the podcast Today’s episode covers the definiton of FASD and attempts to clear up the confusing terminology that has been used in the past. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a continuum of permanent birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Maternal alcohol crosses the […]

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