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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: supporting children and young people


12/08/2020 09:30







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About this event

Exposure to alcohol prenatally can interfere with a child’s development, and cause growth deficiency and alterations to the internal organs, skeleton and central nervous systems. Often the conditions may go undiagnosed, or be misdiagnosed, for example as autism. This workshop will illustrate the wide range of conditions
encompassed by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and explore practical ways of supporting children who are affected.

Key learning:

  • Conditions and symptoms by age and stage, and diagnosis
  • Secondary disorders
  • Impact on learning and development
  • Support tools and strategies for building on strengths.

Facilitator bio

Eileen Calder BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), is a psychologist with 19 years of experience of parenting and working with children/youth/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 of the FASD and train professional groups, families and the general public with an aim 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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