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FASD is Complicated (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

When Helping Shows FASD is Complicated Back in 2007, I discovered that the Wikipedia entries for FAS and FASD were sparse, meandering, and in need of updates (check out this older version for comparison). Anyone is allowed, even encouraged, to edit Wikipedia, so I set about helping reorganize it according to history, diagnostics, and interventions, plus update […]

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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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