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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): supporting children and young people

30th August 2017


Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are lifelong conditions that have a significant impact on the life of the individual and those around them. Prenatal exposure to alcohol can interfere with normal development to cause growth deficiency and alterations to the internal organs, skeleton and central nervous system. Often, the conditions go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed, for example as autism.

Key learning:

History and diagnoses of FASD
Conditions and symptoms by ages and stages
Secondary disorders
FASD impact on learning and development
Support tools and strategies
Building on strengths.

About the trainer

Eileen Calder, Director and Founder of FASD Scotland, is a psychologist with 19 years' experience of parenting and working with children, young people and adults affected by FASD.

Eileen has established a Scottish support group for families affected by FASD and advocates on issues affecting the individual child, adult and family. FASD Scotland is working to raise awareness and train professional groups, families and the general public to reduce prevalence and develop services for those affected.

Eileen's qualifications and experiences include Psychology, Complexity, Management and Change. Eileen has worked as a psychologist with the Scottish Prison Service on Risk and Needs Assessment, Violence Prevention and Drugs Relapse Prevention.


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