An Introduction to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


An Introduction to Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD)

Provided by: Maria Catterick, FASD Network UK

This unit introduces FASD and what this means for children. With increasing recognition of how FASD can impact upon children and young people throughout their lifetime; alongside the problem of misdiagnosis, this unit is a valuable insight for professionals and carers alike.

This unit is provided by FASD Network (UK) and includes what FASD is, how to recognise FASD and some good practice indicators when working with children and young people who have FASD.

This unit will be available from the new CEL&T Website from this summer

What is included in the unit

  1. a single login which will take you to the main page where you will find everything you need- including a quick access email link to the tea
  2. a series of MP4 format presentations that can playback on any device including mobile phone
  3. easy to use student handbook, available in word or pdf where you can add notes and ideas to keep these together for later use and ease of storage
  4. easy links to additional resources pertinent to the unit
  5. a listed webliography (providing additional resources for any further reading or viewing you may want to do)
  6. the option to purchase a full parchment certificate posted  to your home address from the University of Sunderland listing achievements (pdf format certificate is sent electronically as part of the unit fee
  7. support available throughout including an admin team: alongside, the admin team at Cape are also available via telephone Mon-Fri- from early until 5pm

FEEDBACK FOR THIS UNIT: (thank you to everyone for letting us know your thoughts)

From taking part in this unit I feel that I have …….. From this unit I feel I am able to spot the characteristics and attributes of children that have FASD. Children that have behavioural difficulties are not just misbehaving because they want to. They might be showing they are frustrated in their learning, unable to show their emotions about how they feel or lack the cognitive development to be at the correct developmental age they should be at. As adults we need to be aware what our effect our actions can have to children. Drinking during early stages of pregnancy can cause lifelong effects for these children. Also that this is not just something they will grow out of or learn to live with. It is something that requires long term support and help to adapt to live with.