Competency I: Foundations of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:
This overview of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) provides basic information on the biomedical, and clinical implications of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Competency II: Screening and Brief Interventions for Women:
Screening women for risky drinking and providing intervention services is critical to reduce the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Competency III: Models of Addiction:
Society’s understanding of addiction as a concept and as a disease process has advanced through several models—each with accompanying strategies for treatment. This podcast will provide a brief overview of models of addiction and stages of alcohol use and abuse in women.
Competency IV: Biological Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Embryo and Fetus:
This podcast describes the effects of prenatal alcohol use on the developing embryo and fetus and the implications on development and behavior.
Competency V: Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD:
This podcast provides the criteria necessary to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome and related conditions within a comprehensive framework for services.
Competency V Supplement: FASD Diagnostic Supplement:
This supplement to podcast V provides a demonstration of the diagnostic exam for fetal alcohol syndrome and related conditions. This is most helpful after viewing Podcast V.
Competency VI: Treatment Strategies for Individuals with FASD:
Long term care and case management for individuals affected by FASD can be challenging. This podcast highlights basic treatment strategies and resources to best serve patients.
Competency VII: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues:
This final podcast in the series discusses ethical, legal and policy issues that impact fetal and maternal rights.
FASD and Occupational Therapy: