Intro to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

In this online course, you will learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. We consider factors that contribute to FASD, our own biases towards children and families who may be impacted by FASD, the impact of FASD on young children's development, and strategies for welcoming children with FASD into the classroom.

Course Information In this online course, you will learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD. We begin by defining FASD and considering how fetal development may be affected by mothers' alcohol use during pregnancy. Next, we consider the prevalence of FASD along with factors that may contribute to the development of FASD. We then discuss the importance of evaluating our own biases towards children and families who may be impacted by FASD. Using research and practice, we consider the impact of FASD on critical aspects of young children's brain, cognitive, language, and social-emotional development. Finally, we discuss strategies for welcoming children with FASD into the classroom and supporting optimal infant and toddler development, including identifying individual strengths and challenges, managing expectations, and adapting the environment.

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