Saturday, January 23, 2010

What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD - Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, is a term used to describe the range of birth defects, which can occur in a child whose mother drinks high levels of alcohol during pregnancy.

Currently in the UK, information and resources for supporting children affected by FASD, are very limited. The Sunfield Research Institute, in consultation with the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome UK (NOFAS-UK), have worked together to create a toolkit of resources which we hope will provide early years practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills to support children who may have FASD.

Below are 4 Links to FASD information articles, in PDF format;

Strategies for supporting children with FASD

Information Sheets

Case studies

Things to Remember - Communicating with Children

Further information can also be found on the Sunfield website.

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